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Colonies et Protectorats de l'Océan Pacifique
1 Colonies et Protectorats de l'Océan Pacifique
Paris, France Maison Quantin 1889 First Edition Paperback Good Plus 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
In French, not in English. This is Volume IV from the series, Exposition Coloniale de 1889, Les Colonies Françaises. The book includes sections on Tahiti, la Nouvelle Calédonie, les Nouvelles Hébrides, les Iles Wallis, Futuna, and les Iles Kerguelen. 7.2 x 4.75 inches. Unopened, thus unread. A paperback publication in the original wrappers, and in surprisingly good condition for its age. Moderately bumped spine tail, and lower corners. Black lettering to the front and to the rear of the wrappers. Note that the wrappers are very age-darkened although with almost no soiling. 407 numbered pages, with many B&W illusutrations, full-page plates, headpieces, and fold-out maps. Age-toning around the edges of all interior pages. Else a very clean copy, inside and out. No remainder marks. Many of the pages are still uncut, hence this copy presumed unread. A Good Plus copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Le Isole Del Pacifico, Tahiti. Biblioteca Illustrata dei Viaggi Intorno al Mondo, N. 39
2 Le Isole Del Pacifico, Tahiti. Biblioteca Illustrata dei Viaggi Intorno al Mondo, N. 39
Milan, Italy Societá Editrice Sonzogno 1899 First Edition Pamphlet Very Good Magazine/Periodical 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
In Italian, not in English. 32 pages in pamphlet format. Complete, no missing pages. Issued October 1899 as issue no. 39 of The Illustrated Library of Voyages Around the World by Land and by Sea. 8.5 x 5.3 inches. Somewhat age-darkened beige wrappers, with charming period design in shades of green and beige to the front wrapper, and with black lettering to the front and back wrappers. No soiling to the wrappers though light foxing to the front wrapper. With a B&W map of Tahiti and several B&W drawings as well as several B&W photographs of native Tahitians in various costumes and poses. "Oceania" in pencil on the rear wrapper. Else a clean copy, inside and out. A Very Good copy, in exceptional condition for its age. Although aimed at arm-chair travelers rather than at academics, may be regarded as an important, if limited, ethnographic study and especially noteworthy for the documentary photographs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Photograph, Bishop Museum, Honolulu
3 Photograph, Bishop Museum, Honolulu
Honolulu, HI, U.S.A. 1899 Very Good Photo 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
An original B&W photograph documenting the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii and its Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. Seen are the Hawaiian Hall and the Polynesian Hall of the museum. Size of image is 5.8 H x 7.8 W inches, size of print including margins is 6.4 H x 8.4 W inches. The museum was founded in 1889 and construction was completed by 1898. Photograph presumed issued about 1899 or possibly reprinted from the negative at a somewhat later date. Very Good condition. Very light semi-creasing along the left side margin area. On the reverse side of the photograph is written in pencil, "Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Dec. 99.." A scarce item of Hawaiiana. The Bishop Museum purportedly contains the world's largest collection of Polynesian artifacts. The library of the museum has one of the most extensive collections of books, periodicals, newspapers and special collections concerned with Hawaii and the Pacific. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Photograph, King Kalakaua Jubilee Ho'okupa Calabash
4 Photograph, King Kalakaua Jubilee Ho'okupa Calabash
1886 Very Good Plus Photo 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
An original B&W photograph documenting the 1886 Fiftieth or Silver Jubilee of King Kalakaua of Hawaii and illustrating multiple ho'okupa or gift calabash containers. A calabash was traditionally used for mixing and serving 'awa. Size of image is 7.5 H x 9.5 W inches, size of print including margins is 8.2 H x 10 W inches. Photograph presumed issued about 1886 or possibly reprinted from the negative at a somewhat later date. The calabash assemblage is presumed to be associated with the Luau feast at the Palace grounds, November 23rd, 1886. Very Good Plus condition with no sccratches, creases, discoloration or other significant demerits observed. A few scattered foxing spots to reverse side of photograph. On the reverse side of the photograph is written in pencil, "1886 King Kakakuau's Jubilee Hookupa Calabashes." A scarce item of Hawaiiana. 
Price: 495.00 USD
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Relación del viaje hecho a la Isla de Amat, por otro nombre Otahiti y descubrimiento de otras adyacentes en los años 1774 y 1775, Andia y Varela, Don José De
5 Andia y Varela, Don José De Relación del viaje hecho a la Isla de Amat, por otro nombre Otahiti y descubrimiento de otras adyacentes en los años 1774 y 1775
Barcelona, Spain José Porter 1947 First Edition Thus Decorative Boards Very Good Minus No Jacket Limited Edition 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
This is an association copy, bearing the bookplate of Cesare Malfatti, an author and historian who had several works published in Barcelona, Spain, where this book was published. Issued December 18, 1947, in the workshop of Tobella de Barcelona. This copy is number 120 of a limited edition of 200. In the original Spanish, not in English. 9.5 x 7 inches. Believed originally issued by the publisher as a paperback, this copy rebound as a hardback in custom binding. Quarter-bound in vellum, with title stamped in crisp gilt to the spine. Boards handsomely bound in green cloth with a design evocative of Art Deco. Light rubbing to the binding. Scarcely bumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. Lovely marbled endpapers. 91 numbered pages. Title page handsomely printed in blue and black ink. Deckled fore and bottom edges to a handsome effect. Moderate foxing to the first several and last several pages. Note the handsome and simple ex libris sticker of Cesare Malfatti affixed to the front FEP. Else very clean, inside and out. Gently read. No remainder marks. A Very Good Minus copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. O'Reilly-Reitman, 525; Kelly, "Calendar of Documents", p. 411; Kroepelien, 1151. An account of an important early visit to Tahiti by the Spanish ships Jupiter, commanded by Andía y Varela, and Aguila, under Domingo de Boenechea. They sailed from Callao, and in addition to Tahiti visited the Amanu and the Santa Rosa islands (Raevavae) in the Austral group. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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La decouverte du paradis: Oceanie Curieux, navigateurs et Savants, Association des conservateurs de la region Nord--Pas-de-Calais
6 Association des conservateurs de la region Nord--Pas-de-Calais La decouverte du paradis: Oceanie Curieux, navigateurs et Savants
Paris, France Somogy Editions D'art 1997 2850562742 / 9782850562747 First French Edition Buckram Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. Presumed first printing of the first French edition. Printed and bound in Italy. Black buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Virtually unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 11.25 x 10 inches. 252 numbered pages, with numerous stunning color plates, some full-page, all on heavy coated stock. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. Lovely full-pictorial dust jacket, unclipped. DJ protected by a clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. Contents of the book address about 220 objects of art from the South Seas. 
Price: 111.00 USD
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Gynberg Ballads, Atkinson, Alatau Tamchiboulac
7 Atkinson, Alatau Tamchiboulac Gynberg Ballads
San Francisco, CA Schmidt Lithograph 1887 First Edition Pamphlet Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
24 pages in pamphlet format. All pages are present although the rear wrapper is missing. 8.4 x 5.4 inches. Light pink front paper wrapper, with elaborate lettering and design in dark blue. Almost no soiling to the wrapper. Delightfully droll vignette illustrations in color throughout. Off-setting from some of the illustrations. Very minor foxing to the preliminaries. Regarding persons parodied or referenced in the publication, approximately seven people are identified by name in light pencil. Else a clean copy, inside and out. A Good Plus copy. Extremely rare pamphlet of humorous verse parodying the reign of Kalakaua. Available auction records indicate that only one copy has ever come up at auction in the last 30 years. Printed in San Francisco and shipped to the Islands, the arrival of the pamphlets and their subsequent seizure led to a legal struggle between Atkinson and the Collector of Customs, A. S. Cleghorn. "The subjects include the opium license scandal, the 'Historical Procession' that had been a feature of Kalakaua's Jubilee celebration of 1886, and the voyage of the Kaimiloa to Somoa." 
Price: 950.00 USD
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Islands and Ancestors: Indigenous Styles of Southeast Asia, Barbier, Jean Paul; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); Musee Barbier Mueller
8 Barbier, Jean Paul; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); Musee Barbier Mueller Islands and Ancestors: Indigenous Styles of Southeast Asia
New York, NY Prestel Publishing 1988 3791308998 / 9783791308999 First American Edition Cloth Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Some of the contents are translated from the French. Presumed first printing of the first American edition. Printed and bound in Germany. An English-language edition. Camel-colored cloth binding, with crisp brown-stamped lettering to the spine. Virtually unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 12 x 9.25 inches. 362 numbered pages, with 37 stunning color plates, some full-page, 40 duotone plates, and 293 B&W illustrations, all on heavy coated stock. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. Lovely full-pictorial dust jacket, unclipped. DJ protected by a clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. Contents of the book based in part on the collections of the Musée Barbier-Mueller in Geneva, Switzerland. 
Price: 34.50 USD
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Catalogue Méthodique des Livres Imprimés Concernant L'Histoire de l'Amérique, Catalogue de l'Histoire de l'Océanie, Vol. VI, Barringer, George
9 Barringer, George Catalogue Méthodique des Livres Imprimés Concernant L'Histoire de l'Amérique, Catalogue de l'Histoire de l'Océanie, Vol. VI
Paris, France Bibliothèque Nationale 1912 First French Edition Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This book is in French, not in English. From the series, Catalogue Méthodique des Livres Imprimés Concernant L'Histoire de l'Amérique, this is the Catalogue de l'Histoire de l'Océanie, Vol. VI. Note that this is Volume VI only. 11 x 8.75 inches. Lightest color blue-gray wrappers, with black-stamped lettering to the front wrapper and to the spine. The spine is age darkened and it has a small stain. Else an exceptionally nice binding. 169 numbered pages. The book is very clean, inside and out. The text block is solidly attached to the wrappers. Moderate shelf life. No remainder marks. Exceptional condsition for a paperback about 100 year old. A Very Good copy. Very scarce in any condition. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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Etat de la Société Taitienne a l'Arrivée des Européens, Bovis, E. de
10 Bovis, E. de Etat de la Société Taitienne a l'Arrivée des Européens
Papeete Imprimerie du Governement 1909 First Edition Pamphlet Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
In French, not in English. 66 numbered pages in pamphlet format, with one table. Complete, no missing pages. Originally written in 1855. Here published in 1909. 9 x 6 inches. Somewhat age-faded light blue wrappers, with black-stamped lettering to the front wrapper. Text block solidly bound in. Worming in gutter does not affect text. Else a clean copy, inside and out. A Very Good copy, in exceptional condition for its age. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Galapagos Islands Bibliography, Bryan, E. H.
11 Bryan, E. H. Galapagos Islands Bibliography
Honolulu, HI, U.S.A. 1963 First Edition Pamphlet Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Compiled/issued September 1963. 11 x 8.5 inches. A type-written manuscript of 15 numbered pages. Some age-yellowing/sunning at the very top of the last few pages, otherwise clean and undamaged. A Very Good copy. This is a bibliography of books, periodicals, etc. about the Galapagos Islands that reside at the B. P. Bishop Museum Library, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii. Extremely rare. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Land in Micronesia and its Resources: An Annotated Bibliography, Bryan, E. H.
12 Bryan, E. H. Land in Micronesia and its Resources: An Annotated Bibliography
Honolulu, HI, U.S.A. Bernice B. Bishop Museum 1970 First Edition Stapled Format Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
10.75 x 8.25 inches. This is a type-written manuscript consisting of blue wrappers and 119 numbered pages. Bound on the left margin with three large staples. Very light, minor soiling near the bottom of the two blue wrappers, else the book is very clean. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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A Check List of Manuscripts in the Edward E. Ayer Collection, Butler, Ruth Lapham
13 Butler, Ruth Lapham A Check List of Manuscripts in the Edward E. Ayer Collection
Chicago. IL The Newberry Library 1937 First Edition Buckram Good Plus Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
One of 500 copies only, printed by The Lakeside Press. The book is bound in reddish-brown buckram, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine on a chipped morocco label. Largely unbumped spine head and tail and with very gently bumped corners. 10 x 6.5 inches. With viii and 295 numbered pages, and with four full-page B&W illus. light page-yellowing and occasional foxing, else a clean copy. A Good Plus copy. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Mormons in the Pacific: A Bibliography, Clement, Russell
14 Clement, Russell Mormons in the Pacific: A Bibliography
Laie, Hawaii The Institute for Polynesian Studies 1980 093915417x / 9780939154173 Presumed First Edition Cloth Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
The book is bound in green cloth, with gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Bumped/worn spine head and tail and corners. 9 x 6 inches. With 239 numbered pages. A fairly clean copy. A Good Plus copy. Scarce in any condition. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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The Succession of King Kamehameha V to Hawaii's Throne, Dutton, Meiric; Harris, Charles Coffin
15 Dutton, Meiric; Harris, Charles Coffin The Succession of King Kamehameha V to Hawaii's Throne
Honolulu, HI, U.S.A. Loomis House Press 1957 First Edition Thus Pamphlet Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
20 pages in pamphlet format, with color frontis. portrait of King Kamehameha V. Complete, no missing pages. 8.5 x 5.3 inches. Light brown wrappers, and with dark brown lettering and crown to the front wrapper. An exceptionally clean copy, inside and out. A Very Good copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. At issue was the legality of the proclamation of Prince Lot Kamehameha as rightful successor to King Kamehameha IV. Harris was Attorney-General. Harris' memorandum was written November 30, 1863. Dutton's commentary was written in 1957. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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A Bibliography of the New Hebrides and a History of the Mission Press: Part I, Aneityum, Futuna, and Erromanga, Ferguson, John Alexander
16 Ferguson, John Alexander A Bibliography of the New Hebrides and a History of the Mission Press: Part I, Aneityum, Futuna, and Erromanga
Sydney, Australia Unbound As New Print-on-demand 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Please note: this is a print-on-demand photo-copy from the original pamphlet. This is NOT the original pamphlet itself. The original pamphlet, published in 1917, was the first [and only?] edition of the author's first published work on bibliography. It was privately printed. The limitation page of the original from which this photo-copy comes, states, "This Work is privately printed and limited to 20 [twenty] copies of which this is No. [blank]. Thus perhaps it was one of several unnumbered copies in addition to twenty hand-numbered copies. The original size was 8 x 5.5 inches. This print-on-demand copy is 8.5 x 11 inches, unbound. The original had olive-brown wrappers, with black-stamped lettering to the front wrapper. It was bound with two staples at the spine. The wrappers and all 36 numbered pages have been photo-copied for this print-on-demand copy. Thus an As New copy. The original is extremely scarce in any condition. By the author of the magnum opus seven-volume Bibliography of Australia. Ferguson, a distinguished jurist as well as an accomplished bibliographer, devoted much of his long life to Australian history and bibliography. "In 1917 Ferguson had published the first part of A Bibliography of the New Hebrides and a History of the Mission Press (part II, 1918; part III, 1943) which reflected his interest in the Presbyterian Church, of which he was an elder (from 1912) at St Stephen's and procurator (1921-36)." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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A Bibliography of the New Hebrides and a History of the Mission Press: Part I, Aneityum, Futuna, and Erromanga, Ferguson, John Alexander
17 Ferguson, John Alexander A Bibliography of the New Hebrides and a History of the Mission Press: Part I, Aneityum, Futuna, and Erromanga
Sydney, Australia Unbound As New Print-on-demand 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Please note: this is a print-on-demand photo-copy from the original pamphlet. This is NOT the original pamphlet itself. The original pamphlet, published in 1917, was the first [and only?] edition of the author's first published work on bibliography. It was privately printed. The limitation page of the original from which this photo-copy comes, states, "This Work is privately printed and limited to 20 [twenty] copies of which this is No. [blank]. Thus perhaps it was one of several unnumbered copies in addition to twenty hand-numbered copies. The original size was 8 x 5.5 inches. This print-on-demand copy is 8.5 x 11 inches, unbound. The original had olive-brown wrappers, with black-stamped lettering to the front wrapper. It was bound with two staples at the spine. The wrappers and all 36 numbered pages have been photo-copied for this print-on-demand copy. Thus an As New copy. The original is extremely scarce in any condition. By the author of the magnum opus seven-volume Bibliography of Australia. Ferguson, a distinguished jurist as well as an accomplished bibliographer, devoted much of his long life to Australian history and bibliography. "In 1917 Ferguson had published the first part of A Bibliography of the New Hebrides and a History of the Mission Press (part II, 1918; part III, 1943) which reflected his interest in the Presbyterian Church, of which he was an elder (from 1912) at St Stephen's and procurator (1921-36)." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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La Nouvelle Cythère (Tahiti), Journal De Navigation Inédit, Fesche, Charles-Félix-Pierre
18 Fesche, Charles-Félix-Pierre La Nouvelle Cythère (Tahiti), Journal De Navigation Inédit
Paris, France Editions Duchartre et Van Buggenhoudt 1929 First Edition Paperback Good Plus Limited Edition 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
In French, not in English. Issued January 25, 1929. Printed in Belgium in a limited edition of 60 copies printed on Hollande Pannekoek paper and 150 copies printed on Rives paper. With XXX and 34 numbered pages, and with two full-page color illustrations and two B&W illus. Complete, no missing pages. Originally written in or shortly after 1768. Here published in 1929. 9 x 6 inches. Black-stamped lettering to the front wrapper. Text block solidly bound in. Unopened. A few pages with a wrinkle or crease. Moderately age-darkened pages, except that the two color plates are on exceptionally clean white coated stock. Moderate soiling to wrappers. Else a clean copy, inside and out. A Good Plus copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Voyage autour du Monde Océanie les Iles des Pins, Loyalty et Tahiti, Garnier, Jules
19 Garnier, Jules Voyage autour du Monde Océanie les Iles des Pins, Loyalty et Tahiti
Paris, France E. Plon et Cie. 1875 Second Edition Quarter-leather Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
In French, not in English. 7 x 4.5 inches. Brown morocco spine with gilt-stamped lettering and hubbing lines. Boards bound with marbled paper in beige and dark brown. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with scuffed corners. Text block firmly bound in. 388 numbered pages, with color fold-out map of Tahiti and Morea (map creased and worn) and with 4 B&W full-page engravings based on photographs. With a generally clean interior although with a few very small ink stamps and with a few pencil marks. A Good copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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A List of Books (with References to Periodicals) on Samoa and Guam, Griffin, A. P. C.
20 Griffin, A. P. C. A List of Books (with References to Periodicals) on Samoa and Guam
Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Government Printing Office 1901 First Edition Buckram Good Plus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
10.75 x 7.5 inches. 54 numbered pages. Dark oxblood buckram binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Bumped and lightly abraded spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. Book is very clean and rather tight. No DJ, as issued. A Good Plus copy. A highly useful reference guide. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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