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Essays in Polynesian ethnology
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Essays in Polynesian ethnology

By Williamson, Robert W.; Piddington, Ralph (ed)

First edition. University Press, Cambridge. 1939. xlii, 373pp. 10 plates, folding map, text map, 7 tables. Original green cloth, gilt to spine. Edges untrimmed. Corners lightly rubbed. Map misfolded, with minor chipping to edge. Bookplate to fep of Lancashire Education Committee. Date due label removed from ffep. Brown pocket with card and original catalogue card to rep. Faint mark to top of upper board. This volume, published under the Polynesian Bequest embodies Williamson's manuscripts both published and unpublished. It covers Warfare in Central Polynesia, Kava in Samoa and Tonga, Kava in other Polynesian Islands, The Arioi, and Sex, Courtship and Infanticide. It includes a 14 page bibliography.

$33.38

Turnbull\'s Voyage
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Turnbull's Voyage

By [Turnbull, John]

Printed for Richard Phillips. London. [1806]. 8vo. 52, (2 [index, directions to the binder and erratum]), folding table. No title page as published. Modern dark blue cloth, upper board lettered in gilt. Uniformly toned, some light spotting, otherwise very good. An abridgement of A Voyage round the World in the years 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804, in which the author visited the principal islands in the Pacific Ocean, and the English settlements of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island. No. 7 in Analysis of New Travels extracted from A Collection of Modern and Contemporary Voyages and Travels. The folding table of territorial productions of the Morea is inserted as a binders fault and originates from Pouqueville's Travels. This copy is from the library of Gilbert Hampden Manley (1931 – 2008), with his small ownership stamp to upper corner of the ffep. "Collector of Pacific and Asian material. Born in Shanghai; studied zoology at Nottingham and Oxford. Moved to London in the 1950s to continue research at the zoo; became interested in collecting Pacific material. Taught in the Anthropology Department at Durham University from 1974; collected less from this point, but actively researched pieces in his own and others' collections. Christie's, Paris, Art Africain et Océanien, Jeudi 4 Décembre 2008, 5537." British Museum. Ferguson 422; Hawaiian National Bibliography 376; Hill p596.

$80.11

The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay: With an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island
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The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay: With an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island

By Phillip, Arthur

Third edition. (The Octavo Edition) Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly. London. 1790. xxiv, 383pp. Frontispiece portrait, title page copper engraved Wedgewood vignette, folding table, 16 copper engraved plates of which 13 are folding: folding plate View of Botany Bay, folding plate View in Port Jackson, folding plate Natives of Botany Bay (short closed marginal fold tear), plate Lieutenant King, folding plate View of a Hut in New South Wales, folding plate View in New South Wales, folding plate Kangooroo, folding plate Spotted Opossum, folding plate Vulpine Opossum, folding plate Black Flying Opossum, folding plate Great Brown Kings-fisher, folding plate Bronze-winged Pigeon, folding plate New Holland Cassowary, plate Lieutenant Shortland, folding plate Canoe and Natives of Mulgrave's Range (repair to short closed marginal fold tear), plate Lieutenant Watts. Appendix: A list of Convicts sent to New South Wales in 1787. 2 plates missing: the Map of Norfolk Island and the Sketch of Sydney Cove. Contemporary worn full calf, boards detached. Spine, worn, in six compartments with gilt rules. ffep loose, the binding is firm otherwise. Faint initials dated 1896 to upper margin of first blank.Occasional light foxing, occasional marginal light staining. Corner loss to lower free endpaper. This volume contains the early state "Kangooroo" plate, rather than the later amended "Kanguroo". Note on laid paper loosely inserted at Great Brown Kings Fisher: 'Native name - Kookaburra - Burkman's name - "Laughing Jackass"'. "On 13 May 1787, the British Empire sent 11 ships boarded with convicts and naval personnel to New South Wales, Australia. They became known as the 'First Fleet' and, arriving in January 1788, they established a penal colony, the first European settlement, on the continent. First published in 1789, this is an account of the Fleet's voyage, settlement and interaction with the Aboriginal Australians, as recorded by Captain Arthur Phillip. Phillip led the fleet as 'Captain General & Commander in Chief, in & over the Territory of New South Wales'." British Library

$467.29

Cruise of the \
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Cruise of the "Alert". Four years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and Mascarene waters (1878-82)

By Coppinger, Dr R. W.

Fourth edition. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. London. 1899. Octavo. xiii, (1), 256pp. Engraved frontis., 17 further plates. Original decorative green and blue cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. All edges gilt. Very lightly rubbed to corners. Includes zoological and botanical indices. A very bright copy. COPPINGER, RICHARD WILLIAM (1847–1910), naval surgeon and naturalist

$133.51

Missions in Western Polynesia: being historical sketches of these Missions, from their Commencement in 1839 to the Present Time.
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Missions in Western Polynesia: being historical sketches of these Missions, from their Commencement in 1839 to the Present Time.

By Murray, A[rchibald] W[right]

First edition. John Snow. London. 1863. Octavo. xi, (1), 489, (1)pp + 16pp publisher's catalogue. Tissue guarded engraved frontis., 6 further plates. Original blue embossed cloth, gilt lettering and rules to spine. Spine darkened and rubbed to head and tail. Predominantly unopened. Provenance: Bookplate of Sir Thomas George Fermor Hesketh, Bart., Rufford Hall to fep. Bookplate Easton Neston Library also to fep. Sir Thomas George Fermor-Hesketh, 5th Bt (1825-1872), Politician and army officer. Easton Neston was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor. The house and its contents was sold by Lord Hesketh in 2005.

$200.27

The lost Tasmanian Race
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The lost Tasmanian Race

By Bonwick, James

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington. London. 1884. 8vo. (4), 216, (1)pp. adverts to front. Frontis., 11 engraved plates. Original pictorial cloth, slightly darkened to spine. Top and tail of spine worn. Edges bumped. Light foxing to endpapers. Occasional spotting/browning.

$80.11

Journal of a cruise among the islands of the Western Pacific, including the Feejees and others inhabited by the Polynesian Negro Races, in Her Majesty’s Ship Havannah
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Journal of a cruise among the islands of the Western Pacific, including the Feejees and others inhabited by the Polynesian Negro Races, in Her Majesty’s Ship Havannah

By Erskine, John Elphinstone

First edition. John Murray. London. 1853. 8vo. vi, (1), errata slip, 488pp. Chromolitho frontispiece, 3 further chromolitho plates, all with tissue guards, 3 uncoloured plates, folding map, text illus. Later half calf, marbled boards Spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt lettering, rules and motifs, leather label to spine. All edges marbled. New endpapers. Occasional marginal light foxing to plates. Short closed tear to attachment of map. A handsome volume. John Elphinstone Erskine (1806 - 1887) British Naval Officer and Liberal MP. "In February 1848 Erskine was appointed to the Havannah as senior officer on the Australian station. Soon after his arrival Erskine made a tour of Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, the New Hebrides, the Loyalty Islands and New Caledonia between 25 June and 7 October 1849. With experience of naval anti-slavery operations in the West Indies and the effects of European penetration in the Pacific, he joined the Aborigines Protection Society and became a parliamentary leader of the influential lobby working for the Pacific Islanders Protection Act of 1872." Australian Dictionary of Biography.

$507.34

Journal of voyages and travels by the Rev. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennett, Esq. deputed from the London Missionary Society, to visit their various stations in the South Sea Islands, China, India, &c., between the years 1821 and 1829
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Journal of voyages and travels by the Rev. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennett, Esq. deputed from the London Missionary Society, to visit their various stations in the South Sea Islands, China, India, &c., between the years 1821 and 1829

By Tyerman, Daniel & Bennet, George [Montgomery, James ed]

First edition. 2 vols. Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis, Booksellers to the London Missionary Society. London. 1831. 8vo. xxiv, 566pp, engraved frontis., 6 further engraved plates; viii, 568pp, engraved frontispiece, 6 further engraved plates. Later half calf, marbled boards. Spines in five compartments with gilt double rules. Original leather labels relaid to spines. All edges and endpapers marbled. Short closed marginal tear to Plate I and to frontis., Vol.II. Occasional spotting. A nice set. "In 1821 Tyerman and George Bennet of Sheffield were appointed by the London Missionary Society to visit their southern stations. They sailed from London on 2 May in the whaler Tuscan, and, proceeding round Cape Horn, visited Tahiti, the Leeward and Sandwich Islands, and other mission stations in the South Seas. In 1824 they visited New South Wales, and on the way narrowly escaped from Maori in New Zealand. From Sydney, in September 1824, they sailed through the Torres Straits to Java, and thence to Singapore, Canton, and Calcutta. At Serampore, on 3 May 1826, they met the venerable William Carey, who received them with much kindness. After visiting Benares, they sailed to Madras, and thence to Goa. From India they voyaged in 1827 to Mauritius and Madagascar, where the missions were firmly established under King Radama. On 30 July 1828 Tyerman, whose health had given way under the climate of southern India, died at Antananarivo." ODNB Bagnall 5667. Cordier 2112. Ferguson 1487. Hocken p. 49. Hunnewell pp. 69-70.

$534.04

Pictorial illustrations of New Zealand
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Pictorial illustrations of New Zealand

By Brees, S. C

First edition. John Williams and Co., Library of Arts. London. Engraved title dated 1847. Title dated 1848. Folio. 36pp text and description. Engraved frontis (plate 7), Engraved title (plate 1), 20 further tissue guarded engraved plates, plate 22 being a double folding. (22 plates in total). Original decorative red cloth, with gilt and blind tooled decoration and lettering. Spine showing slight wear, lightly rubbed to extremities. A couple of small nicks and ink spots to lower board. All edges gilt. Lightly toned with occasional spotting. Double page plate verso reinforced to gutter. Collegiate School Delph Latin prize inscription to ffep. A nice copy in the original decorative binding. Samuel Charles Brees (1810-1865) Artist, architect, civil engineer and surveyor. This early pictorial record of New Zealand, together with glimpses of Maori life, drawn while he was employed by The New Zealand Company as surveyor 1842-44 is significant to the history of art in New Zealand.Scarce first edition. 18 copies of this edition recorded worldwide.

$694.25

The Floral Register; containing figures and descriptions of nearly all tender and hardy plants, which have been lately introduced to, and cultivated in Great Britain.
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The Floral Register; containing figures and descriptions of nearly all tender and hardy plants, which have been lately introduced to, and cultivated in Great Britain.

By Maund, Benjamin

Simkin and Marshall; Groombridge & Sons, [1825-1850] Two Parts bound in one volume. Small quarto. Engraved half title, Title page Part I, xvi, 240pp; Title page Part II, 13, 144pp. 3066 woodcuts. Contemporary half morocco, gilt, raised bands to spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Corners rubbed. Index to Part II and pp141-144 originally published in smaller state (8vo), expertly relaid to quarto. Comprehensively cataloguing the origins, date of introduction and British gardens and their owners of foreign introductions during the golden age of plant-hunting, the Floral Register was the resource for all newly introduced plants. Benjamin Maund (1790-1864) botanist and horticulturist, "he prospered as a bookseller, stationer, printer, bookbinder, publisher, and chemist in a combination normal for the time". He experimented with seeds and plants introduced from around the world and particularly with varieties of wheat. Fellow of the Linnean Society. ODNB. Provenance From the library of Enid Lucy Robertson (1925-2016), botanist, phycologist & ecologist, Australian plant collector, with her signature to half-title. Stafleu Taxonomic Literature (2nd) 5715. Journ. Soc. Bib. Nat. History 3:321.

$233.64