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DONNE, M.A. The Sandwich Islands and their people. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, (1866).Sm.8vo. Original embossed cloth with gilt vignette of an 'Indian' woman on the upper cover, spine gilt. With 6 wood-engraved plates. 188 pp. First edition. - 'The visit of Queen Emma, of the Sandwich Islands, to this country, has naturally raised a wish in many minds to know something about her native land and its people; and it is hoped this short and plain account of the natural features of the Sandwich Islands, and of the past history and present condition of their native inhabitants, may not prove wholly unacceptable to the public' (Introduction).Forbes 2681; Hill 486. [Boeknr.: 31711 ]

€ 350,00

ELLIS, William. Polynesian researches, during a residence of nearly six years in the South Sea Islands; including descriptions of the natural history and scenery of the islands, with remarks on the history, mythology, traditions, government, arts, manners and customs of the inhabitants. London, Fisher, Son, & Jackson, 1829.2 volumes. Contemporary half red morocco, spines gilt. With engraved portrait of Pomare, 2 maps (1 folding), 7 engraved plates (1 damaged) and 15 wood-engravings. XVI,536; VIII,576 pp. First edition; with the bookplate of Peter Carmichael. - 'This work is one of the earliest instances of ethnological research by a missionary and is one of the most important and enlightened missionary accounts of the South Seas, especially of Tahiti' (Hill p.192). The author visited and described Rio de Janeiro, New South Wales and New Zealand. He was in Tahiti from 1816 to 1822, after which he labored for two years on Hawaii. 'Une des sources les plus abondantes pour l'histoire de l'ancien Tahiti' (O'Reilly/Reitman 7556). 'One of the most important books on the history and ethnology of the Society Islands' (Forbes 718). - A nice set.Hill 549; Hocken p.44; Borba de Moraes I, p.286; not in Ferguson. [Boeknr.: 9709 ]

€ 650,00

HAWAII. Tropical plantation scene. (No place, second half 19th century). Original watercolour. 10 x 12,5 cm. A beautuful watercolour which, for several reasons, probably depicts an island scene in Hawaii. A gracefully executed pandanus tree dominates the right foreground, balanced by the partiallly cloud-covered, sharply contoured volcanic mountain in the left background. In the left foreground, a female figure wearing a long skirt and long-sleeved blouse contemplates the water, while behind her in the left middleground are several other figures, one a fully clothed male figure working with a long digging stick. Slightly further behind these figures are two low western style buildings with simple triangular frames. The irrigation channel (similar to those of the Hanalei Valley taro fields on Kauai), the man working with a Polynesian form of digging stick, the style of the houses (similar to that found in Koloa, on Kauai), the volcanic backdrop, the coconut and pandanus trees, and the western style of clothing worn by the figures, all point to a Hawaiian location. [Boeknr.: 32839 ]

€ 850,00

LEWIS, Oscar. Hawaii, gem of the Pacific. New York, Random House, (1954). Decorated cloth. With illustrations by Stephen Medvey. 183 pp. [Boeknr.: 18337 ]

€ 18,00

POPE, Katherine. Hawaii, the rainbow land. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, (1924). Cloth. With 16 photographic plates. XIII,364 pp. [Boeknr.: 18329 ]

€ 25,00

TEMPSKI, Armine von. Born in paradise. (Hawaii). London, Robert Hale, (1945). Cloth. 287 pp. [Boeknr.: 18744 ]

€ 15,00


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