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A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands; with Remarks upon the History of the Islands,… by  John Williams - First edition - 1837 - from Ten Pound Island Book Co. (SKU: 35627)

A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands; with Remarks upon the History of the Islands, Origin, Languages, Traditions and Usages of the Inhabitants

A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands; with Remarks upon the History of the Islands,… by  John Williams - First edition - 1837 - from Ten Pound Island Book Co. (SKU: 35627)

A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands; with Remarks upon the History of the Islands, Origin, Languages, Traditions and Usages of the Inhabitants

by Williams, John

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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 first illustrator to devise a successful printing method using oil-based inks... The frontispiece portrait is a fine example of his work.” And this is a fine example of Williams’ book. First edition in black diced calf.

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Ten Pound Island Book Co. US (US)
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35627
Title
A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands; with Remarks upon the History of the Islands, Origin, Languages, Traditions and Usages of the Inhabitants
Author
Williams, John
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Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1837
Keywords
Nautical, Maritime
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Maritime;

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We specialize in maritime-related books, charts, periodicals, prints and ephemera. We also have a selection of antiquarian material and books, manuscripts, and ephemera of local interest, including maps and prints.

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