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BIDDLE, G. Tahitian journal. (Ca. 1920-1922).. (London, University of Minnesota Press, 1968). 4to. Pictorial cloth. With illustrations. 207 pp. [Boeknr.: 18431 ]

€ 25,00

BOUGAINVILLE, Louis-Antoine de. The Pacific journal of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville 1767-1768. Translated and edited by John Dunmore. London, 2002. 8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 11 maps and plates. LXXVII,322 pp. Hakluyt Society, 3rd series, 9. - Although Bougainville published an account of his voyage in 1771, his original journal was published only in 1977; the present volume makes the latter text available for the first time in English translation. [Boeknr.: 34638 ]

€ 55,00

CALDERON, George. Tahiti. By Tihoti. London, Grant Richards, 1921. Cloth. With 2 engravings and many plates from pencil sketches by the author. 260 pp. 'George Calderon was killed in Gallipoli on 4th June 1915. He had visited Tahiti in 1906. Its people and their life had sunk deeply into his heart' (Preface). [Boeknr.: 18839 ]

€ 45,00

CHEGARAY, J. My Polynesia. Tahiti revisited. Translated from the French by Robin Graham. London, Arthur Barker, (1953). Cloth. With photographic plates. 191 pp. - (Ex. libr. copy). [Boeknr.: 18882 ]

€ 15,00

EGGLESTON, G.T. Tahiti. Voyage through paradise. The story of a small boat passage through the Society Islands. London, The Travel Book Club, (1953). Boards. 190 pp. [Boeknr.: 18191 ]

€ 18,00

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

HEERMANN, Ingrid. Mythos Tahiti Südsee - Traum und Realität. Mit Beiträgen von Matthias Mersch und Hilke Thode-Arora. Berlin, Dietrich Reimer, (1987). 4to. Wrappers. With many illustrations (several in colours). 144 pp. Fine illustrated catalogue on Tahiti issued on the occasion of the project 'Exotische Welten - Europäische Phantasien' in Stuttgart 1987. [Boeknr.: 18621 ]

€ 30,00

HODÉE, Paul. Tahiti 1834-1984. 150 ans de vie chrétienne en eglise. Papeete, Paris, (ca. 1984). Cloth. With plates. 702 pp. [Boeknr.: 30545 ]

€ 45,00

LEVY, Robert I. Tahitians. Mind and experience in the Society Islands. Chicago, University of Chicago, (1973). Cloth. With double-page map and some plates by Pierre Heyman. XXVII,547 pp. - The research for this study included more than two years of fieldwork in two Tahitian communities. [Boeknr.: 18506 ]

€ 30,00

LIPSCOMB, Charles J. Tiki. A Tahitian adventure. New York, The Dial Press, (1935). Cloth (soiled). With photographic plates. 334 pp. [Boeknr.: 18339 ]

€ 20,00

MELVILLE, Herman. Omoo. A narrative of adventures in the South Seas. (Later edition). New York, Grove Press, (ca.1960). Cloth. XI,365 pp. - (Library copy). [Boeknr.: 22172 ]

€ 15,00

PARKINSON, Sydney. A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s Ship, The Endeavour. Faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks on his late expedition, with Dr. Solander, round the World. London, printed for Stanfield Parkinson, 1773.Large 4to. Contemporary polished calf, skilfully rebacked, spine gilt with red morocco title label. With engraved frontispiece portrait by J. Newton, engraved map and 26 engraved plates. XXIII,212 pp. + errata leaf. First edition of the principal alternative account of Cook’s first voyage. - 'This is an account of the first expedition under the command of Captain Cook, 1768-1771. Parkinson was engaged as natural history draughtsman by Sir Joseph Banks, to accompany him and Captain Cook in the Endeavour to the South Seas. Parkinson made numerous drawings of botanical and other subjects, including landscapes and portraits of native chiefs. After exploring Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef, the expedition reached Batavia. On leaving for the Cape of Good Hope, Parkinson succumbed to fever and dysentery and was burried at sea' (Hill p.462). Parkinson's manuscripts and drawings became a matter of dispute. Banks considered that they were his, while Parkinson' brother Stanfield claimed them under the provisions of his brother's will. When Hawkesworth learned of the impending publication of this work, he obtained an injunction to prevent it appearing until some time after the official account. 'Although physically the most impressive of the unofficial narratives the work's merit lies in its sidelights on incidents during the voyage' (NZNB). The book includes important vocabularies of the languages of Taheite, New Zealand, New Holland, Savoo, Batavia (Low Malay), the coast of Malabar, Sumatra, Ceram, Madagascar, and of the natives on the river Gambia in Africa. This is the first work to identify the kangaroo by name, and Parkinson is the first professional artist to set foot on Australian soil. - (Some offsetting of the plates). - With armorial bookplate of Waldham Wyndham. - A very attractive large paper copy.Sabin 58787; Hill 1308; NZNB 4466; Du Rietz, Kroepelien, 944; Beddie 712; Kroepelien 944; O'Reilly & Reitman 371 [Boeknr.: 34159 ]

€ 9750,00

PRICE, Willard. Adventures in paradise. Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji. Melbourne, William Heinemann, (1956). Cloth. With photographic plates. XII,245 pp. [Boeknr.: 18951 ]

€ 18,00

STONE, W.S. Tahiti landfall. New York, William Morrow & Company, 1946. Pictorial cloth (sl. soiled). With photographic plates by Prudence and Igor Anziferoff Allan. X,308 pp. [Boeknr.: 18849 ]

€ 18,00

WAUGH, Alec. Hot countries. New York, The Literary Guild, 1930. Original pictorial cloth. With woodcuts by Lynd Ward. VIII,304 pp. Visiting Tahiti, La Martinique, Siam, Ceylon, the New Hebrides, etc. [Boeknr.: 31761 ]

€ 30,00


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