A Narrative Of Missionary Enterprises In the South Sea Islands

by Williams, John

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London,: For the author by J. Snow, 1837.. First Edition. Hill 1874. With a colored frontis-piece and folding map and 25 wood-engravings. Williams was considered to be the most successful missionary of his day, and this account because a well read volume from it's publication. 8vo,, modern dark green silk cloth, with leather spine label.… Read more
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London: John Snow, 1839., 1839. 8vo. pp. xviii, [2], 506. wood-engraved title vignette. wood-engraved frontis. printed in oil colours by George Baxter, folding map, 5 wood-engraved plates, & numerous text illus. contemporary blind-stamped calf, all edges gilt (extremities worn, front joint split & holding by cords, some foxing to frontis. & outer leaves). "Fourteenth Thousand". Williams was sent by the… Read more
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London, 1837. xviii,[2],589pp. including in-text illustrations, plus five engraved plates and folding map. Color frontis. Engraved titlepage vignette. 19th-century polished calf, ruled in blind and gilt, spine paneled and gilt, leather label, all edges marbled. Hinges worn, corners bumped. Small bookplate. Internally very neat and clean. Very good. "A non-conformist missionary, Williams was sent by the London Missionary Society… Read more
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A narrative of missionary enterprises in the South sea islands.

by WILLIAMS, John

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1837 1ed Missionary Narrative Williams TAHITI Pacific Islands MAP Polynesia John Williams was a 19th-century English missionary to Polynesia who, in addition to his missionary journeys, is best-remembered for his narrative of those expeditions. First published in 1837,'A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises' describes Williams' 20 years of ministry in the South Pacific on the islands of Tahiti, Cook Islands, Samoa, and Society… Read more
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London, 1837. Color frontis, fldg. map, b/w plates and ills. xviii, 590 pp. “Williams was the ablest missionary to the Polynesian people, and his book was the most often printed and most widely read of all the contemporary accounts.” Hill 1874. This first edition is also notable for its color frontispiece by George Baxter who, Hill notes, “was the… Read more
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A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands

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London: Published for the author by G. Snow, 1837. First edition. Color frontispiece of Chief of Rarotanga, folding map and numerous plates and textual engravings by G. Baxter. xviii, [ii], 589, [1]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarters polished mottled modern calf and. First edition. Color frontispiece of Chief of Rarotanga, folding map and numerous plates and… Read more
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A NARRATIVE Of MISSIONARY ENTERPRISES In The SOUTH SEA ISLANDS; with Remarks Upon the Natural History of the Islands, Origin, Languages, Traditions, and Usages of the Inhabitants

by Williams, John [1796 - 1839]

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New-York: D. Appleton & Co, 1837. 1st US edition (American Imprints 48533; Hill Collection, 1875). Original publisher's blue coth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine. Yellow eps. Spine sunned. Cocked. Binder's glue offset to eps, with front hinge starting at bottom 2". Withal, a VG copy.. [2], xxii, [2], [25] - 525,… Read more
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London: Published for the Author by J. Snow, 1838. Seventh Thousand. Hardcover. g. Octavo. xviii,[4],590pp. Rebound in three-quarter calf over marbled boards. Maroon title-label and gold decorated spine. Modern endpapers. Color frontispiece. Title-page engraving. Detailed account by English Missionary John Williams (1796-1839) of his experiences in the South Pacific in the early 19th century. Illustrated with wood- engravings… Read more
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London: J. Snow. 1837. Large octavo, pp xx, 590, ii, vignette title-page, folding map, colour frontis (tattooed chief of Rarotonga), seven b&w plates, numerous b&w wood-engravings in text by Baxter, scattered foxing, blind-stamped cloth boards with later leather spine titled in gilt, book-plate of Western Australian anthropologist D'Arcy Ryan, good condition. First printing. John William (1796-1839) was a… Read more
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A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands;with Remarks upon the Natural History of the Islands etc

by Williams, John

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London: J. Snow. Very Good Bright tight condition professionally restored binding. 1837. 1st edition. Fascinating account of travels in the South Seas. Williams was eventually killed and eaten by Cannibals .
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by Williams, John

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New York, 1837. 525pp. plus folding map. Titlepage vignette. Illus. Original cloth. Cloth soiled, some foxing, several signatures starting, else good. The first American edition. "A non- conformist missionary, Williams was sent by the London Missionary Society to the Society Islands in 1816. He traveled about the islands, converting the native populace to Christianity...He made his headquarters at Raiatea,… Read more
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London: J. Snow for the author, 1837. 1st edition / 4th thousand. Very Good. octavo. in worn leather boards xviii + 590pp., colour (portrait) frontis., wood engravings in text, folding map, With 6 plates in text plus nice colour frontispiece. There is an account of an address by the author in nice copperplate script on three preliminary… Read more
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J. Snow. Good. 1 (ad.) xx, 590pp. 1838. Sixth Thousand. 8vo. large sized. A good only copy of an important work on travel in and around the south sea islands in the earlier part of the nineteenth century. Bound in original publisher's blue-green cloth - gilt embossed to the spine (the cloth re-backed to the spine). Bound in… Read more
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London: J. Snow. Good with no dust jacket. 1837. First Edition. Hardcover. X, 589, ad. Folding map. Color frontis, engraved vignette on title, all plates and engravings present as called, some plates still have the tissue guard. 1st edition, second thousand. With a very interest Canadian/English provenance: the first free endpaper has a gift inscripted "Presented by… Read more
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Cambridge Univ Pr, 2010. Paperback. New. 1st edition. 628 pages. 8.75x5.50x1.50 inches.
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Paperback / softback. New. A fascinating chronicle of shipwreck, plagues, cannibalism and narrow escapes from enraged natives and natural disaster, this 1837 book provides an insight into nineteenth-century attitudes towards indigenous peoples and their traditions.
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London: John Snow. Poor with no dust jacket. 1840. Disbound. Lacking preliminary leaves and folding map. Disbound. Text block separated from boards. Joints rubbed. Boards rubbed with abrasions to cloth. ; "Twenty-Eighth Thousand". (i-ii), 154 pages + engraved portrait frontispiece. 27 small in-text wood-engraved vignette illustrations. Lacking all preliminary leaves, i.e. (iii)-ix, [1]. Lacking the folding… Read more
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