Oceania

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The Cruise Of the Kawa

The Cruise Of the Kawa

by Traprock, Walter E

Guadalcanal

Guadalcanal

by Hammel, Eric

Rascals In Paradise

Rascals In Paradise

by Michener, James a And Day, A Grove

A Song For Satawal

A Song For Satawal

by Brower, Kenneth

Canoes of Oceania (Special publications - Bernice P. Bishop Museum ; 27-29)  3 Vols in One

Canoes of Oceania (Special publications - Bernice P. Bishop Museum ; 27-29) 3 Vols in One

by Haddon, Alfred C.; Hornell, James

Honolulu: Bishop Museum Pr, 1975. First edition thus. Trade softcover. Combined edition, 3 volumes in one. Published Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1975, first printing. Thick, small 4to. wrappers, 7 1/4" x 10 3/4" xvii+454pp; vi+342pp; ii+88pp., profusely illustrated with b/w photos, drawings and reproductions. Definitive monograph, originally published 1936-1938 in three volumes: Vol.1. The Canoes of Polynesia, Fiji & Micronesia. Vol.2. The Canoes of Melanesia, Queensland and New Guinea.... Read more
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$525.00
The Nautical Almanac and Astrological Ephemeris, For the Year 1796

The Nautical Almanac and Astrological Ephemeris, For the Year 1796

This is an early, original edition of "The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris, For the Year 1796" published by "Order of the Commissioners of Longitude." Printed in London by C. Buckton. Though the Almanac is for the year 1796, the year stated on the bottom of the title page is 1790. "Thirtieth impression" (as stated in the Preface). The Nautical Almanac was first published in 1767. Leather-bound (original leather binding with no repairs).At the back of the book is a section titled "Tables to... Read more
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$695.00
Headhunting in the Solomon islands around the Coral sea

Headhunting in the Solomon islands around the Coral sea

by Mytinger, Caroline

The Macmillan Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1942. Hardcover. Very tight, clean book. Bookplate. Previous owner's name in ink on endpaper. ; 8.70 X 5.90 X 1.60 inches; 416 pages; Painting a portrait of a race of primitive negroids living in the southwest pacific. Maoris. .
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$12.50
An Account of the Mutinous Seizure of the Bounty (Limited Edition #43/150)

An Account of the Mutinous Seizure of the Bounty (Limited Edition #43/150)

by Stephen Walters; Robert Turner; E. Bently; John Hawkesworth

Genesis Limited Edition, #43/150. 1987. Volume and slipcase are both fine. Reprint of the 1790 publication by Turner and 1792 by Bently. Lengthy introduction by Walters. Four photos from 1984 film "Bounty." An uncommon book. Please see scans of the book you will receive. Feel free to inquire. Hill 1825.
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$625.00
New Zealand

New Zealand

by TALLIS, John

London: Tallis, John, 1851. unbound. RAPKIN, John. Map. Steel engravin. 14 x 10 1/4 inches, margins chipped, folded as issued with several creases.<br/><br/> Beautiful map of New Zealand without the typical vignettes. John Tallis Jr. (1817-1876) was a London born bookseller who continued the prolific map publishing company started by his father. After a partnership with his brother, Tallis Jr. expanded the business to New York in 1849 as well as Boston, Cincinnati, Rochester, Philadelphia... Read more
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$400.00
Flora Australasica; or, a Selection of Handsome, or Curious Plants, Natives of New Holland, and the South Sea Islands

Flora Australasica; or, a Selection of Handsome, or Curious Plants, Natives of New Holland, and the South Sea Islands

by SWEET, Robert

London: James Ridgway, 1827. hardcover. near fine. Illustrated with 56 hand-colored plates. One corner of title page skillfully repaired with no loss of text, alphabetical holograph index bound in. Slim 8vo, 1/2 green morocco, decoratively gilt spine. London: James Ridgway, 1827-1828. A fine clean copy.<br/><br/> One the most attractive of Australian botanical books and the first to use live specimens for illustration instead of dried plants or field sketches. Nissen... Read more
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$7,500.00
The Hiri in History: Further Aspects of Long Distance Motu Trade in Central Papua

The Hiri in History: Further Aspects of Long Distance Motu Trade in Central Papua

by Tom Dutton, Editor

Canberra: Pacific Research Monograph #8, Australian National University, 1982. sm. 4to. xxv,159pp., 4 plates, diagrams, maps. glossary. Wraps. Lower tip lightly bumped. Near Fine.
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$55.00
East India Archipelago Chart No. 7 (1878)

East India Archipelago Chart No. 7 (1878)

by James Imray and Son

Chart Details:
black and white engraving, navigation lights marked with red and yellow, blue backed
Blue ink stamp next to title block: "Imray & Son London 1878"
Publisher's original paper label glued to back of chart
condition: as found rolled, top left corner approx. 2" piece missing that includes some of perimeter printed border of chart, overall a clean chart with some spotting on edges, some spotting in vicinity of title block, paper toned along right vertical edge chart, edges overall in good... Read more
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$900.00
Treasure Islands: Sailing The South Seas In The Wake Of Fanny &amp; Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Islands: Sailing The South Seas In The Wake Of Fanny & Robert Louis Stevenson

by Stephenson, Pamela

London: Headline. 2005. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Colour photographs and black & white charts. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. xv, 399pp. . 1st thus. Trade Paperback.
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AU$12.00
Orokaiva Society

Orokaiva Society

by Williams, F. E

Oxford: Clarendon Press, (1930), 1969. Intro; Sir Hubert Murray. Xxiii, 355pp., 36 plates, 25 figs. Orthography, Glossary, Index. Cloth, d.j. Fine/near Fine
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$95.00
Headhunting in the Solomon Islands Around the Coral Sea (1st printing)

Headhunting in the Solomon Islands Around the Coral Sea (1st printing)

by Caroline Mytinger

First US edition, first printing, hardcover lacking dust jacket. Condition is Very Good. Boards show general wear consistent with age, interior endpapers have light toning. A very nice interior with no markings, folds or other problems. Front endpapers are a map of the area. Book is notable for paintings by the author. Please see images of the book you will receive. Notes: This is the travel diary of an artist touring the islands in the late 1930's. She provides the little details of activity and... Read more
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$10.00
Mutiny of the Bounty and Story of Pitcairn Island (1790-1894)(3rd edition, 1894)

Mutiny of the Bounty and Story of Pitcairn Island (1790-1894)(3rd edition, 1894)

by Rosalind Amelia Young

Very good condition. Third edition, Pacific Press, 1894. 266 pages. Bright boards with minor wear to corners and spine ends. Small dings to edges. Interior has no writing or markings of any kind. Some foxing to front and end papers. Dark blue decorative cloth with gilt. Bright and tight. First book to come from Pitcairn native. Differs from first edition by addition of 12 pages of letters in the appendix. Last letter dated December, 1894. Book went through several editions as author supplemented... Read more
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$125.00
The Life of John Ledyard, The American Traveller; etc. (2nd ed., 1829)

The Life of John Ledyard, The American Traveller; etc. (2nd ed., 1829)

by Jared Sparks; John Ledyard

Second edition, hardcover, 1829. Condition is Good: Old dark brown blindstamped cloth boards, gilt title on spine "Life of Ledyard". Boards show moderate general wear. Binding is sound. Interior has inscription for "School District Library . . . Moriah" (NY?). No other library markings. Endpapers appear to have been replaced about a century ago. An original endpaper remains at back with a cut created during replacement process. There are tidemarks affecting the final top outer corner with worst being... Read more
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$295.00
In the Nicobar Islands; The Record of a Lengthy Sojourn in Islands of Sunshine &amp; Palms Amongst a People Primitive in Their Habits &amp; Beliefs .....

In the Nicobar Islands; The Record of a Lengthy Sojourn in Islands of Sunshine & Palms Amongst a People Primitive in Their Habits & Beliefs .....

by Whitehead, George; with a Preface By Sir Richard C. Temple

London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, 1924. SCARCE. Near Fine, boards a bit darkened. 276 pp. + 12 pp. publisher's catalog, map, 20 black and white photographs. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$100.00
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

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 John Williams

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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£45.56
Easter Island

Easter Island

by COOK, James

London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777. Engraving. Plate measures 9" x 8 1/2".<br/> <br/> Striking map of Easter Island (Rapa Nui), with relief depicted by hachures and depths by soundings. Coordinates of the island are listed below the title. Published in Cook's "A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World."<br> <br> Captain Cook (1728 -1779) was among the most famous and important explorer, navigator, cartographer and captain of his time, whose... Read more
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$125.00
Une Vue De L&#39;Interieur De L&#39;Isle D&#39;Atooi

Une Vue De L'Interieur De L'Isle D'Atooi

by COOK, James

Paris, 1785. Engraving. 9 x 18 1/4 inches. Margin trimmed to neat line on left, folded as issued.<br/><br/> Lively scene with groups of people at work in front of a village on the Hawaiian Village on the Island of Kauai. The island is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands and the fourth largest of the archipelago. From the French edition of the Official Report of Cook's 3rd voyage.<br/><br/>
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$300.00
Memoirs of the Hawaiian Revolution (3 Volume Set in Original slipcase)

Memoirs of the Hawaiian Revolution (3 Volume Set in Original slipcase)

by Thurston, Lorrin A.; Sanford B. Dole; Andrew Farrell (ed)

Honolulu: Advertiser Publishing Co., Ltd, 1936. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 600 sets published for subscribers. A set of the memoirs of Sanford B. Dole and Lorrin A. Thurston published by the Advertising Publishing Company. This set is numbered 187 with the limitation slip mounted on the lining papers of each volume. Originally written for joint serial publication with Lorrin A. Thurston's memoirs in the Honolulu Advertiser. Thurston's chapter begins with Jack London's arrival on his yacht Snark... Read more
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$850.00
Where Nets Were Cast.  Christianity in Oceania since World War II

Where Nets Were Cast. Christianity in Oceania since World War II

by Garrett, John

Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies. 1997. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Maps Handwritten note from author loosely inserted. Quite scarce. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 499 pages. This third volume of the History of Christianity in Oceania described the exposure of island churches to brutal interlopers in World War II. . 1st Edition. Softcover.
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AU$145.00
Polynesien Und Der Grosse Ocean (Westliches Blatt)

Polynesien Und Der Grosse Ocean (Westliches Blatt)

by STIELER, Adolf

Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1872. unbound. Map. Steel engraving with original hand colored outline. Image measures 14 1/4" x 18".<br/> <br/> This striking 1872 map was published by Justus Perthes for Stieler's Hand Atlas. The map depicts the eastern Pacific Ocean showing much of Asia and Oceania. Coastlines and island groups are extensively labeled, as are important cities, lakes, rivers, mountains, and other topography. Fifteen insets in the left half of the sheet show details of... Read more
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$135.00
Moeurs, usages et costumes de tous les peuples du monde d'après des documents authentiques et les voyages les plus récents.

Moeurs, usages et costumes de tous les peuples du monde d'après des documents authentiques et les voyages les plus récents.

by WAHLEN, Auguste

Bruxelles: Librairie historique-artistique, 1843. First edition. 4 large in-8 volumes, (27cm x 17cm) Midnight blue half-sheepskin binding, embossed percaline covers, spines have gilt titles and decoration. Illustrated with hand coloured / hand finished engraved plates. These were created by the leading illustrators of the time, including Duverger, L. Markaert, R. King. The bindings are in very good condition, with a little rubbing to the edges only. Inside, the text and plates have light foxing... Read more
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£1,225.00
Fantaisies Oceanographiques

Fantaisies Oceanographiques

by RASKIN, E.H

Paris: F. Dumas, 1926. First Edition. PARISIAN POCHOIR PRINTMAKINGA rare and exotic album of vivid French art deco undersea fantasies. These skilfully printed pochoir designs are based on tropical corals, anemones, plankton and jellyfish, combined into enticing patterns for possible use in fabric and wallpaper designs. The designs are remarkable for their use of the stencil overlay process of pochoir printing to create atmosphere and depth of field, combining subdued background colouration with vivid... Read more
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AU$7,500.00
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, Origin, Languages, Traditions and Usages of the Inhabitants

by Williams, John

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.”... Read more
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$450.00
An Historical Survey of the Island of Saint Domingo, together with an Account of the Maroon Negroes in the Island of Jamaica and a History of the War in the West Indies, in 1793 and 1794

An Historical Survey of the Island of Saint Domingo, together with an Account of the Maroon Negroes in the Island of Jamaica and a History of the War in the West Indies, in 1793 and 1794

by Bryan Edwards; William Young

John Stockdale, Piccadilly, London, 1801. Hardcover. Very Good. John Stockdale, 1801, v-xix, 443pp. 6 plates (3 other illustrations, map of Tobago, and large folding map of St. Domingo). Contemporary gray-green boards. Clean, unmarked pages. No foxing present. Spine lettering damaged. Book plate inside cover. Vol III of Edward's History of the West Indies. Sabin [21895] and 2190 (Yes, we have 2 copies in stock. This is the better one)
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$1,617.00
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Australian History.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Australian History.

by Jan Bassett

Melbourne, VIC, Australia Oxford University Press, 1986. Hardcover First Edition, so stated. First Edition [1986], so stated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows faint indications of shelving along bottom edge of boards; top edge shows dust; light wear to extremities. Binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows mild rubbing to sheen; mylar-protected. DJ with mylar has been affixed to book; the mylar protector shows fairly heavy rubbing. Thus, despite some minor flaws, remains a very handsome... Read more
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$14.70