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Rare Oceania Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

Biblio is proud to offer a wide variety of rare and antique books focused on Oceania. From multi-volume book sets about famous ocean expeditions to non-fiction books about island nations, there are plenty of fascinating rare and antique Oceania books to choose from in the Biblio Rare Book Room. If you love the ocean and are passionate about islands and different island cultures, be sure to look through the rare Oceania books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.

Owls Do Cry by Frame Janet

Christchurch, New Zealand: Pegasus, 1958. Second. Cloth. Good/Good. Janet Frame's first novel, Owls Do Cry draws on many details of her own life. Her childhood was shadowed by poverty, sickness, and accidental death, and shaped by the power of the spoke…

From The Last Word


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 e…

From Rare Illustrated Books


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…

From CraigsClassics


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 1…

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


Among Cannibals: an account of four years' travels in Australia and of camp life with the Aborigines of Queensland by LUMHOLTZ, Carl

1889 1ed Queensland Cannibals Lumholtz Australia Aborigine Illustrated Maps The Norwegian, naturalist, anthropologist and explorer Carl Lumholtz spent four years in Australia from 1880. Lumholtz' expedition to Australia was partly paid at the expense of …

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Australia's Aborigines; Their Life and Culture by McCarthy, Frederick D

Melbourne, Australia: Colorgravure Publications, 1957. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, one corner of the slipcase with a tape mend. #4314 of an edition of presumably 5000copies. Profusely illustrated with both B&W and color photographs. 200 pp. . First …

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA


"Nautical Classics" Signed Limited Edition, 6 Vol. Complete Set w/COA by Wiliam F. Buckley, Jr

As New. The Perfect Leather Bound Collector's Set for Anyone Who Enjoys Sailing A six volume matching and complete set. Premium leather accented with 22kt gold. Gilded page edges. Set includes the following volumes: "Airborne" (personally signed by Willia…

From The Book Cellar


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…

From Harrison-Hiett Rare Books


Oceanic Art Myth, Man, and Image in the South Seas by Schmitz, Carl

New York: Abrams, 1969. This is a fine hardcover copy in a fine dust jacket. Completely clean inside and out. No wear at all. One tiny black star (remainder mark) to the bottom page-edge. Carl A.Schmitz was one of the great scholars in this field, and thi…

From Design Books


Les naufragés ou Vingt mois sur un récif des Iles Auckland by Raynal, F. E

Récit authentique. Illustré de 40 gravures sur bois dessinnées par A. de Neuville et accompagné d'une carte. Deuxième édition. viii+374 pp. 27x18,5 cm. Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris, 1870. --- Cloth-bound (private binding). Gilt lettering and de…

From Pelargos Bookstore, MBS


New Net Goes Fishing, The by Ihimaera Witi

New Zealand: Heinemann, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. First Edition First Printing. 122 pages, plastic cover over dust wrapper, owner name on fixed front flyleaf and dedication on back of free front fly leaf. …

From The Last Word


An account of the Pelew Islands: situated in the western part of the Pacific Ocean. Composed from the journals and communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and some of his officers, who, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a packet belonging to the Hon. East India Company by KEATE, George

1789 George Keate Account of Pelew Islands Philippines War Palau South Pacific George Keate's "Account of the Pelew Islands" is a rare 18th-century description of the Pelew people and Oceania regions of the South Pacific including the Philippines and oth…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


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 …

From Original Antique Maps


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. Fourth Thousand. Illustrated with Engravings on Wood by G. Baxter by Williams, John (1796-1839)

London: J. Snow, for the Author. 1837. Hardcover. Early printing (4th thousand), same year as the first, and the first printing to contain the Baxter portrait of the author. Original brown cloth decorated in blind, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, orig…

From Steven Temple Books ABAC / ILAB


A Memoir of Thomas Hamitah Patoo, a Native of the Marquesas Islands; Who died June 19, 1823, while a member of the Foreign Mission School, in Cornwall, Conn. (1825)(1st printing)(American Tract Society #19) by Anon; Harlan Page (engraver)

Pamphlet, 1825, Andover, Mass. First edition. Condition is Fair: wraps show significant general wear, top outer corner of blank and last wrap missing causing loss of a letter. Interior has ownership inscription on front blank with date of 1827, old prior …

From Ironwood Hills Books


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