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BIRD, Isabella Lucy (Mrs Bishop). The Hawaiian Archipelago. Six months amongst the palm groves, coral reefs, and volcanoes of the Sandwich Islands. Second edition. London, John Murray, 1876.Original green cloth, with gilt vignette of palm tree and thatched hut on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt. With folding map and 11 woodengravings. XVI, 318 pp. First published in 1875 ; added to the second edition is an article on leprosy and the leper settlement on Molokai. - One of the classic (and most often quoted) books on the Hawaiian Islands, written by a Victorian lady traveler in the form of 31 letters to her sister at home. Isabella Bird arrived at Honolulu on the Pacific mail streamer Nevada (from Auckland, New Zealand) January 25, 1873, and proceeded to travel widely and vigorously throughout the islands. Miss Bird does not write from hearsay, but from an actual observation of all the islands and parts of the islands (Forbes pp. 591-592). Isabella Bird (1831-1904) stayed for nearly seven months in Hawaii, travelling extensively on horseback in the style of the natives. She was in her day the best known of all Victorian women travellers (Theakstone p.24).Forbes III, 3110; Howgego III, B20; Robinson pp. 81-82. [Boeknr.: 18558 ]

€ 350,00

COOK, James. James Cook 1778- 1978. Hawaii bicentenary. Royal Copenhagen plate. Diameter 18 cm. Decorated in classic shades of cobalt blue depicting James Cook, and his sailing ship off the coast of Hawaii. Limited edition. - Den Kongelige Porcelainsfabrik started with the tradition of producing a Christmas plate in 1908. This one was produced to celebrate Captain James Cook discovery of Hawaii in 1778. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 35706 ]

€ 45,00

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 frontispiece portrait of Queen Emma and 5 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). The appendix list missionaries of the Hawaiian Church Mission and Hawaiian monarchs.Forbes 2681; Hill 486. [Boeknr.: 31711 ]

€ 350,00

KOTZEBUE, Otto van. Entdeckungs-reise in die Süd-See und nach der Berings-Strasse zur Erforschung einer nordöstlichen Durchfahrt. Unternommen in den Jahren 1815, 1816, 1817 und 1818 .. auf dem Schiffe Kurick. Weimar, Gebrüdern Hoffmann, 1821.3 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary half calf, spine richly gilt. With 2 folding letterpress tables, 6 engraved maps (5 folding), 20 aquatint plates (19 finely coloured by hand, 4 folding). First edition; this special edition includes the exceptionally coloured butterfly plates which were excluded from the English and Russian editions. - A celebrated narrative of the second Russian expedition into the Pacific for scientific exploration. Leaving Kronstadt in 1815, the Rurik rounded Cape Horn and visited Chili, Easter Island and the Marshall Islands. Kotzebue explored the North American coast and Hawaii and searched unsuccessfully for a passage to the Arctic Ocean. The description of the northwest coast of America is a most important contribution (Hill p.333). Early original source material on Alaska. The third volume is very important as it has considerable scientific data, comparative vocabulary of the native language, and other pertinent often unique, information (Lada-Mocarski, 289). Kotzebue describes the missions in California, and the work is considered one of the most important early accounts of that state. The Hawaiian portion is extensive and contains important observations on life and customs - A fantastic copy of one of the great Pacific exploratory voyages. . Lada-Mocarski 80; Sabin 38284; Forbes 551, Hill 943. [Boeknr.: 35230 ]

€ 7500,00

TWEEDIE, Alex Ethel Brilliana. My legacy cruise (The peak year of my life). 2nd impression. London, Hutchinson & Co., (ca. 1936). Red cloth. With 4 coloured plates and 66 photographic illustrations. 319 pp. Ethel Brilliana Tweedie (née Harley) (1862-1940) was a prolific English author, travel writer, biographer, historian, editor, journalist, photographer and illustrator. She writes about Naples, Egypt, Suez Canal and Red Sea, Bombay, Delhi, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Siam, Bali, Zamboanga, Hongkong, Shanghai, Peking, Japan, Hawaii, and the United States.Robinson, Wayward women, p.198-199; Theakstone, Victorian & Edwardian women travellers, p.276. [Boeknr.: 36152 ]

€ 65,00


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