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    Hawaii and Its Race Problem by Du Puy, William Atherton

    Washington, DC: GPO, 1932. Decorated Cloth. Very Good. 131p. Inscribed by the author who was Executive Assistant of the Interior. The racial background was becoming an issue where Japanese outnumbered native Hawaiians, followed by Filipinos, Portuguese, Caucasians, Chinese, and miscellaneous other races. Much on the early culture, the missionary influence and the beginning of tourism. Many illustrations including native Hawaiians surfing (no Caucasians yet), the native girls of Hawaii, the sugar cane, pineapple harvests, etc. A fascinating look at the territory less than ten years before Pearl Harbor.


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    At the Gateways of the Day by Colum, Padraic

    New Haven, CT: Yale University Press for the Hawaiian Legend and Folklore Commission. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly soiled.. 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. xxviii, 217pp. Yellow cloth binding. Many black and white plates by Juliette May Fraser.; Tales and Legends of Hawaii .


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    The Voyage of the "Wanderer" from the journals and letters of C. and S. Lambert by Young, Gerald (ed.)

    London: Macmillan, 1883. Hardcover. The Wanderer was a coal-power ed auxiliary steam 3-masted topsail schooner, which sailed westward around the world from Cowes, between 1880-82. Stops included Vigo, Lisbon, Cintra, Montserrat, Collares, Madeira, Gaboon, St. Helena, Bahia, Rio, Montevideo, Straits of Magellan, Chile, the Marquesas, Peacock Atoll, Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Tonga, Fiji, Hawaii, Japan, Hong Kong, Canton, Singapore, Ceylon, Suez, numerous Mediterranean ports, Gibraltar, and Queenstown. Borba de Moraes p. 454: "This private edition was not offered for sale." O'Reilly & Reitman, Tahiti, 1340. Snow, Fiji, 473 & 845. Toy 441. 4to, xx + 335pps, many charming chromo-lithographic plates including 2 of Hawaii and 3 of Japan. LACKS map. Original pictorial blue cloth rubbed at extremes, some watermarking on bottom edge of boards, internally vgc.


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    Hawaii's Humpback Whales A Complete Whalewatchers Guide by Kaufman, Gregory D.; Forestell, Paul Henry

    Aiea, Hawaii, U.S.A.: Pacifica Whale foundation Press, 1986. Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine blue color pictorial trade paperback. (1986), 8vo, 175pp. [3], "Hawaii's Humpback Whales is an informative and richly illustrated description of the humpback whale and its behavior...This fine volume includes a behavior "key" describing its behaviors and displays, and perhaps even to interpret the significance of many of them..."


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    $11.68

    Hawaii's Birds by Shallenberger, Robert J

    Honololu, Hawaii, USA: Hawaii Audubon Society, 1984. Third Revised Edition . Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very good blue color pictorial stapled card covers. Some wear, previous owner name inside. 1984, 12mo, [2], 3-95pp. [1], "In this edition 141 species or subspecies are treated in groups based on habitat. The primary purpose of the book is field identification.


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    [Group of steamship administrative documents, 1924-25, for ships on the San Francisco-Honolulu-Yokohama-Shanghai circuit]

    various, 1925. An accumulation of over 110 one-page memoranda, instruction sheets and cabled updates from 1924-25, some from the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, some from landside authorities or others. While most are mundane updates about port regulations, changes in documentation required for passengers, etc, others offer an interesting window into the administrative issues related to firearms transport, evading smallpox epidemics, and so on. The main group is bound together with brads at the top. Most are on thin onionskin paper, varying degrees of edgewear.


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    Encyclopedie Des Voyages, Contenant l'Abrege Historique Des Moeurs, Usages, Habitudes Domestiques, Religio, Fetes, Supplices, Funerailles, Sciences, Arts, Commerce De Tous Les Peuples. (Incomplete Set Including Programme and 36 Sections with 109 plates) by Grasset-Saint-Sauveur, M. J.[Jacques]

    [Bordeaux]: Printed for the Author No stated date of publication, though circa 1795-1796. This is a single bound volume containing a "Programme et Plan de L'Ouvrage" which is four pages, along with 36 sections and including 109 tissue guarded, hand colored engraved plates. About midway through this volume, just followig the section on Guyane, is one title page for the "Encyclopedie..." There is no publisher's imprint, rather, the program, title page, and beginning of each section title page state "Se trouve chez les principaux Libraires de la Republique." The included sections are as follows: Moeurs, Loix et Costumes Des... Sauvages Du Canada (title page, eight pages, plus six plates); Hottentots, Namaquas, et Caffres, Sauvages de la Terre Denatal (title page, eight pages plus four plates); Caffres de la Terre de Natal (three pages plus two plates); Sauvages de la Nouvelle Zelande (title page, nine pages plus four plates); Sauvages de la Baye D'Hudson (six pages plus two plates); Habitans de la Cote des Esclaves (title page, fourteen pages plush six plates); Mexique (eighteen pages plus five plates); L'Isle de Patma ou Pathmos (four pages plus two plates); Habitans de L'Isle de Lemnos ou Stalimene (four pages plus one plate); L'Isle de Thera ou Santorin (five pages plus two plates); Habitans de L'Isle de Candie (seven pages plus two plates); Habitans de Siphanto (two pages plus two plates); Hbitans de L'Isle de Tinne ou Tenos (three pages plus two plates); Patagons (seven pages, plus three plates); Habitans de la Terre de Feu (six pages plus three plates); Habitans de L'Isle D'Oonolaska (five pages plus two plates); Habitans des Isles des Amis (six pages plus two plates); Habitans de la Laponie (six pages plus two plates); Habitans des Isles Sandwick (fifteen pages plus six plates); Amazones Anciennes et Modernes (eight pages plus three plates); Habitans de la Guyane (eight pages plus three plates); Kamtschatka et de Kamtschadale (ten plates plus six plates); D'Otahiti ou Taiti (eighteen pages plus six plates); Samoyedes (eight pages plus two plates); Ostiacks (eight pages, plus two plates); L'Isle de Paques (five pages plus two plates); Tunguses (ten pages plus two plates); Karardiniens, ou Circassiens (six pages plus two plates); Stcheremisses (four pages plus two plates); Catalans (four pages with two plates); Du Royaume de Leon (four pages plus two plates); Arragonois (four pages plus two plates); Habitans de Congo (sixteen pages plus six plates); Tartares de Cazan (six pages plus two plates); Tartares de Tobolske (two pages plus two plates); & Habitans de L'Ingrie (six pages plus two plates). Near contemporary leather covers with raised bands and spine label. Marbled end leaves. Covers are heavily rubbed and somewhat worn. Spine label is chipped and mostly lacking. Top cover is loosening, though remains attached. Small older library sticker at upper spine corner of top cover. There is also an institutional book plate on the front paste down, and an inked number on the blank verso of the first section title page. NO other institutional markings. Smudges, some spotting, and a few minor moisture stains. Moisture stains are seen along the fore edge of the last 15 leaves entering only the margins and not affecting plates or text. Lovely plates with vibrant color. . First Edition. Full Leather. Good/No Dust Jacket. sm 4to.


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    $9.26

    Pearl Harbor BB BATTLE BOOK NO. 10 by Barker, A. J

    New York: Ballantine Books, 1973. Seventh Printing . Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. BB BATTLE BOOK NO. 10, Introduction by Captain Sir Basil Liddell Hart. Very good red color pictorial trade paperback. Some cover wear, creasing. (January 1973), (December 1969), 8vo, [7], 8-160pp. "Colonel Barker's book on Pearl harbor is a most illuminating account of the dramatic stroke which marked Japan's entry into the Second World War, and temporarily paralyzed the American fleet in the Pacific..."


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    Legends of Wailua by Smith, Walter J

    Wailua River, Kauai, Hawaii: Smith's Motor Boat Service, 1955. First Edition . Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. W. J. Senda. Very good red pictorial stapled card covers. Light wear. (1955), 8vo, 81pp. [3], "Walter Smith is a well known member of a Kamaaina Hawaiian family...The legends contained in his book are those which have been repeated to Walter by many old Hawaiians."


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    $950.00

    Map of Manitoba published by Authority of the Pronvicial Government Winnipeg, June, 1891 by J. Greenway, Minister for Agriculture and Immigration

    Paris: Societe de Geographie Commerciale de Paris, 1893. Hardcover. Scale 12 miles = 1 inch. 24 x 15 1/2", original color. Article by A. Bodard "Les Colonies de Langue Francaise Dans la province de Manitoba", pp559-571. A snapshot of the established and emerging features of the province as it enters the 20th century, the year of the census. Clearly marked on the map are the locations of schools, post offices, grain elevators and rail stations which are linked through the evolving transportation network of both constructed and projected railway lines. All of these features are clearly back dropped by the multicolored Rural Municipal regions, as they existed in 1891. Other articles on commercial prospects in Hawaii (by M.L. Ratard), Thailand, Laos, journalism in China. Published in the Bulletin de la Societe de Geographie Commerciale de Paris, Tome XV, 1er Octobre 1892 - 31 Decembre 1893. 8vo, 754pp, bound in original red quarter calf & marbled boards, gilt rules, gilt title & year on spine, a little discolored but otherwise in very good condition.


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    Asians in the West by Hoyt, Edwin P

    Nashville: Thomas Nelson Inc, 1974. 159p., first edition, dj.


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    Picturesque Hawaii. A Charming Description of Her Unique History, Strange People, Exquisite Climate, Wondrous Volcanoes, Luxurious Productions, Beautiful Cities, Corrupt Monarchy, Recent Revolution and Provisional Government by Stevens John L; W B Oleson

    Philadelphia: Hubbard Publishing Co, 1894. Hardcover. Good + condition. Many stunning large b&w printed photographic plates of Hawaii prior to annexation. The volume is "Profusely Enriched with Rare and Beautiful Photographs, illustrating every phase of life and scenery in those marvelous islands; with explanations of each prepared by Miss Nellie M. Stevens". A work by John L. Stevens, US Minister to the Kingdom of Hawaii who in 1893 was accused of conspiring to overthrow Queen Liliuokalani. Stevens called in the US Marines, the Republic of Hawaii was established, and in 1898 the islands were annexed to the US. The book includes a section titled, "History of the Hawaiian Revolution of January, 1893" (pp95 -110); it concludes with Stevens' statement, "This rich prize is now freely offered to the United States" (p110). Oblong 4to, 126pp, 48 b&w printed photographic plates. Pictorial blue cloth. Edge worn, front board dusty & gilt title faded, spine ends worn. Internally, small crack top corner frontispiece repaired with archival tape; front end paper removed, bright and clean. OCLC: 3797315.


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    Hawaiian Journey. by Mullins, Joseph G

    Honolulu.: Mutual Publishing., 1978.. First edition.. Soft cover. . Fine copy. . 4to.. Illustrated. . Photograph of OUR copy available upon request.


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    An Important Album of Sketches in Hawaii by HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. CARMICHAEL, F. - WOOD, Carlos C. (1792-1856)

    Ca 1838-1840. HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. CARMICHAEL, F. - WOOD, Carlos C. (1792-1856). An Important Album of Sketches in Hawaii. Ca 1838-1840. Oblong folio (9 2/8 x 11 6/8 inches). 5 comic sketches by F. Carmichael; 12 exceptionally fine pen and ink drawings of views and portraits in Pitcairn Island and Hawaii, including one which stretches over 2 pages, and one in South America all by the same unknown artist; 6 sketches by Carlos C. Wood, and one watercolour drawing by an unknown artist, several leaves watermarked 'J. Whatman / Turkey Mill / 1837' (some leaves and gatherings loose). Contemporary quarter red roan, ticket of Ackermann's Repository (covers detached). Provenance: "Jane Ross, H.M.S. President, Valparaiso May 7th 1838", inscription on front pastedown. AN EXCEPTIONALLY IMPORTANT ALBUM OF SKETCHES IN HAWAII, THE MARQUESAS ISLANDS and PITCAIRN ISLAND, INCLUDING THE SECOND KNOWN, AND FIRST DETAILED PANORAMA OF HONOLULU, THE EARLIEST KNOWN VIEW OF KEALAKEKUA BAY TAKEN FROM KA'AWALOA - 'View of the Town Harbour of Honolulu, Woahou, Sandwich Islands', depicting from left to right the prominent 'foreign' buildings including Pearce and Brewer's trading house with American flag, the British Consulate, Seamen's Bethel Church, Robinson's shipyard, Honolulu Fort, Oahu Charity School, 2 sketches on facing pages, 170 x 540mm. - 'View of Karakakoa Bay, Hawaii, where Cook was killed', showing the thatched houses of Chiefess Kapiolani, and the coconut tree stump upon which Captain Bruce of the Imogene affixed a copper plaque in memory of Cook on 17 October 1837, 130 x 260mm. - 'View of the Volcano of Kiruea [i.e. Kilauea], Island of Hawaii', 150 x 210mm. - 'New Burial Ground under Banyan tree, school house and flagstaff, Pitcairn's Island, 1837', 160 x 250mm. - 'Pitcairn's Island, 1837', being a general view from offshore, 140 x 280mm. - 'The Tattauing on the leg of Tahitianain [sic] wife to the King of Santa Christina Marquesas', 170 x 230mm. - 'Head of a Marquesian of Resolution Bay', 230 x 170mm. - 'Head of a Marquesian Boy of Resolution Bay', 230 x 170mm.; all the above by the same hand, in black ink, captioned below in brown ink, the last three with blue and yellow wash - View of a ruined church probably in Latin-America, by the same hand as the above, black ink Preceeded by 5 comic sketches of Peruvians, signed or initialled 'F. Carmichael' or 'FC', pencil and watercolour, some captioned below in brown ink and dated at Callao, 1838 and 1839 Followed by 6 sketches of military and naval subject matter in Valparaiso and elsewhere, Chile, signed or initialled by Lt. Col. C.C. Wood, pencil, charcoal, and ink. THE SECOND EARLIEST PANORAMIC DRAWING OF HONOLULU - a new discovery in an album of Hawaiian views. The first known panorama is in the Bishop Museum - an ink and wash view dated 1834. Of smaller scale and from further out at sea, it gives only a general impression of the shore and lacks the building-by-building detail of the present image (see Forbes, Encounters with Paradise, plate 48). Two similar panoramas were printed or executed in 1840, and one appears in Edward Belcher's 1843 narrative of the voyage of HMS Sulphur in 1836-42. It was also at this time that the Lahainaluna Seminary Press began to publish engravings, including in 1838 a depiction of Honolulu from inland, after a drawing done by Edward Bailey at the foot of Punchbowl Hill (Forbes, Engraved at Lahainaluna, plate 27). While the Pacific sketches are unsigned, there is good reason to think the artist was on board HMS Imogene.The Imogene visited Honolulu, the Marquesas Islands, Pitcairn, Valparaiso and Callao between October 1837 and June 1838. In October 1837, Captain Bruce and the crew of the Imogene were at Kealakekua Bay, where they fastened a memorial plaque to the stump of a coconut tree near the site of Cook's death. The view of the Bay in the present album - the earliest known drawing of the Bay from the Ka'awaloa side - clearly shows the stump in question. The album bears the ownership inscription of a Jane Ross on board HMS President. Commanded by Admiral Ross (not apparently the husband or father of Jane, but likely to be a closely relation), the President certainly came into contact with the Imogene in the summer of 1838 when both ships were docked in South America. This is presumably how the drawings came into the possession of Jane Ross. The six Chilean sketches can be attributed to Carlos C. Wood (1792-1856), who lived and worked in Chile from 1819 until the final year of his life. a painter, engineer, mariner, and military officer. Wood designed the Coat of arms of Chile, which was adopted by the government in 1834, incorporating the huemul and the condor. He also designed the first stamps of the nascent state. He is considered one of the most influential foreign artists who shaped modern painting in Chile. Rich in detail, he captured the picturesque and colorful landscape of Chile, and his sketch in this album captioned "The March of Intellect in Chile" humorously depicting Jane Ross and her husband in a Barouche from Santiago descending a steep slope, is very similar to a finished watercolour sold at Christie's in 2008 . Wood mainly portrayed boats, historical facts, and naval actions. His best known work is paradoxically his only oil painting, the "Wreck of the Arethusa". In addition to the sketch of the road to Valparaiso, Wood has contributed a humorous sketch of four soldiers in "Campaign , or marching order, Chile, 1840", a magnificent panorama of the Battle of Yungay on January 20th, 1839 "The Army Advances, and is crowned with Victory!!", when the alliance formed Chilean Army led by Chilean General in Chief Manuel Bulnes and a force of Peruvians opposed to Santa Cruz, decisively defeated the Confederate Army commanded by Santa Cruz, after only six hours of combat in the battlefield of Yungay, in northern Peru; a very dramatic image of ships in a storm; a tranquil coastal scene by moonlight; and a detail of the Battle of Yungay showing the artist and General Bulnes fighting alongside one another. With gratitude to David W. Forbes, author of Encounters with Paradise: Views of Hawaii and its People, 1778-1941 (1992) and Engraved at Lahainaluna: a History of Printmaking by Hawaiians at the Lahainaluna Seminary, 1834 to 1844 (2012), for his help in cataloguing this album..


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    Daisies Won't Tell by Owen, Anita

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Calumet Music Co., 1940. Sheet music. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. # V-1242, Waltz Song Hawaiian Guitar Solo arranged by Nick Manoloff. Very good red pictorial sheet music. Light wear. 1940, 4to, 6pp.


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    Maxi meals for mini money by Miura, Muriel Kamada

    Honolulu, HI: Associated Printers, 1975. 144p., cookbook with card covers and a plastic comb binding. Very good. The author was Home Economics Director for the local gas company.


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    The Pearl Harbor Story The True Account of the December Attack by Rice, William T

    Waipahu, Hawaii, U.S.A.: Hagadone Pub, 2000. Reprint Edition . Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine color pictorial stapled card covers. (2000), 8vo, 50pp. "Crewmen cheer as wave after wave of planes took off from the flight deck of 6 Japanese carriers on the morning of December 7, 1941; 183 at 6:00 AM and a second wave of 170 followed at 7:15, Pearl Harbor was the objective of their lethal attack..."


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    Shoal of Time by Gavan Daws

    Scribner, 1968. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket in good condition. Second printing. SIGNED and inscribed by the author. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Binding is sound. Pages are intact and free of marks. Dust jacket colors are crisp and bright. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


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    Resistance of Woods to Marine Borers in Hawaiian Waters by Edmonson, Charles Howard

    Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum, 1955. First Edition. Octavo. Bulletin 217. 91pp., photo illustrated. There are no woods tha have demonstrated to be indefinitely immune to the destructive activity of marine borers under ver conditions, somw are known to possess a much higher degree of resistance than other. This book illustrates what destruction sea water can do to wood. Bound in brown paper wraps lettered in black. A near fine copy.


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    AUKELE THE FEARLESS Legend of Old Hawaii by Thompson, Vivian, Illustrated by Earl Thollander

    CA: Golden Gate, 1972 Hard Cover. FINE in a Near Fine dustjacket. FIRST EDITION. Signed by Illustrator. 79 pgs, reinforced cloth. Story of one of Hawaii's oldest & most popular folk heroes known for his great magical prowess who becomes human. SIGNED BY THOLLANDER..


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    Whaling Days in Old Hawaii by Mrantz, Maxine

    Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Aloha Graphics, 1976. First Printing . Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very good blue pictorial stapled card covers. Light wear, back cover sticker marks. (1976), 8vo, 39pp. [1], "In October 1819 two New England ships, Balaena and Equator, cruising off the coast of Hawaii's Kealakekua Bay, harpooned and killed a whale. They were the FIRST American whalers to do so in Hawaiian waters..."


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    AUKELE THE FEARLESS by Thompson, Vivian

    CA: Golden Gate, (1972) Legend of Old Hawaii. Illus by Earl Thollander. (FIRST EDITION) FINE in NEAR FINE dustjacket. 79 pgs, reinforced cloth. Story of one of Hawaii's oldest & most popular folk heroes known for his great magical prowess who becomes human. .


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    Honolulu Academy of Arts

    Honolulu: Honolulu Academy of Arts, 1957. unpaginated, 8.25x5.25 inches oblong, introduction, illustrated with a floorplan of the building and b&w photos of the art and buildings, very good in original stapled pictorial wraps. Booklet about the history of the academy with budget, attendance and contact information. To judge from the reproductions, the collection seems weighted in favor of Europe.


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    A View in the Bay at Woahoo, Sandwich Islands. Copper engraving by Dixon, George; Inigo Barlow

    London, 1789. Very good condition. Striking image of Hawaii, with native Hawaiians paddling a canoe in the foreground against the distinctive mountainous terrain of Oahu. From Dixon's 'A Voyage Round the World'. Printed below the title: Publish'd as the Act directs by Captn. Dixon, Jany 17th 1789. 8 3/4 x 7 1/2", bright and clean. OCLC: 221066492 records a copy at the National Library of Australia.


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    Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands by Daws, Gavan

    Univ of Hawaii Pr, 1974. Trade Paperback. Good. Softcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear to wraps. Some fading.


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