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A History of the Island of Madagascar,
comprising a political account of the island, the religion, manners and customs of its inhabitants, and its natural productions. With an appendix... London: Burton and Smith 1822
First edition pp.xv, , 369, [3, errata leaf], large folding map. A very good copy bound in nineteenth century half morocco, marbled boards. Map badly folded and torn on fold (without loss).
The Life of John William Colenso, D.D. Bishop of Natal.
London W. Ridgway 1888
First edition Two volumes, pp.xv, 708 - 1 pages advertisements; vi, 723, 3 photogravure portraits. Original blue cloth, with a little bruising to spine extremities and corners. Front and rear endpapers of volume one cracked at hinges, though joints are sound. Signet library bookplates. A very good set.
The Kingdom of Hawaii. Its volcanoes, and the history of its missions. Edinburgh and London William Blackwood and Sons 1883
First edition, two volumes, pp.vii, 297; vi, 279, 8 plates, 2 maps, 1 folding. A good/very good used set in lightly worn original pictorial cloth. Inner hinges tender. Library bookplate (disposed of by) on first paste down, but no internal library markings.
first complete dictionary and grammar of Tahitian
A Tahitian and English Dictionary,
with Introductory Remarks on the Polnesian Language, and a short Grammar of the Tahitian Dialect: with an Appendix containing a list of foreign words used in the Tahitian Bible, in Commerce, etc., with the sources from whence they have been derived. Tahiti London Missionary Society's Press 1851
First edition pp., vi, 40, 314, 7. A very good copy bound in late twentieth century quarter calf, with protective slipcase.
Taylor p.298; Du Rietz, Bib. Polynesiana 1016; O'Reilly & Reitman 5761
The Charts & Coastal Views of Captain Cook's Voyages.
Volume one. The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768-1771. With a Descriptive Catalogue of all the known original surveys and coastal views and the original engravings associated with them, together with original drawings of the Endeavour and her boats. London The Hakluyt Society 1988
First edition, folio, pp.lxiv, 328, illustrated throughout. A near fine copy in original cloth, dust wrapper.
Carthage and her Remains;
being an Account of the Excavations and Researches on the Site of the Phoenician Metropolis in Africa, and other adjacent places. Conducted under the Auspices of Her Majesty's Government. London Richard Bentley 1861
First edition. pp.xvi, 631 plus 25 lithographic and woodcut plates (2 coloured), 7 plans (1 extending, 1 folding) and an extending map. A near fine copy in full contemporary calf Eton prize binding, spine elaborately decorated gilt in panels. Inscription in ink on first blank.
Resultati Scientifici della Missione alla Oasi di Giarabub (1926-1927). [Four Volumes].
Fasc. I: La Morfologia; Fasc. II: La Geologia; Fasc. III: La Paleontologia; Fasc. IV: Notizie Geografico-Fisiche E Biologiche. Roma 1928-1931
First edition Four Volumes, pp.79, v; 83-163, folding map; 167-441; 445-568. 47 plates, folding map. Reale Societa Geografica Italiana. A very good set in original wrappers, some slight wear to extremities.
An unrecorded early Pacific imprint
[Primer of Ebon Dialect.]
Ebon Mission Press 
First edition, pp.44, woodblock illustrations, additional leaves inserted. There is no title page, but the blank cover is inscribed by Doane with title, and presentation. A worn but still very good copy stitched as issued and preserved in a modern half calf box. Inscribed: R.Andeyon DD, from E.T. Doane, Ebon, Aug 9th, 1860.
Early Pamphlet on Destruction of Missions
Histoire de la Destruction des Missions Evangeliques a Taiti en 1844, et des causes qui l'ont amenee.
Lu a la seance publique du Casino, a Geneve, le 26 janvier 1845, et publie par la Comite de la Societe des Missions de Geneve. Valence 1845
First edition pp.[ii], 46. A very good copy in the original paper wrappers, later paper spine. A few minor corrections in ink appear to be by the author or editor.
Etudes Tsiganes. A complete set of volumes 1 to 28.
Bulletin de l'Association des Etudes Tsiganes. Paris 1955-82
First edition Year 1 nos.1-4; Year 2 nos.1-4; Year 3 nos.1-4; Year 4 nos.1-4; Year 5 no.1; Year 6 nos.2-4; Year 7 nos.1-4; Year 8 nos.1-4; Year 9 nos.1-4 (4 loosely inserted); Year 10 Nos.1-4, Year 11 Nos.1-4, Year 12 Nos.1-4, Year 13 Nos.1-4, Year 14 Nos.1-4, supplement to 12/3; Year 15 Nos.1-4, Year 16 Nos.1-4, Year 17 Nos.1-4, Year 18 Nos.1-4, Year 19 Nos.1-4; Year 20 Nos.1-4, Year 21 Nos.1-4, Year 22 Nos.1-4, Year 23 Nos.1-4, Year 24 Nos.1-4, Year 25 Nos.1-4, Year 26 Nos.1-4. Illustrations. A very good set bound in four volumes in binder's cloth, volumes 27-28 in original wrappers.
Catalogue of the Fiji Museum, 1916.
Printed by Order of His Excellency Sir Bickham Sweet Escott, K.C.M.G. Suva printed at the Government Printing Office 1916
First edition pp.44. A very good copy in original wrappers. Colonial Office stamps on cover. Punched hole at top left, not affecting text. Page edges lightly browned.
The Cyclopedia of Fiji (Illustrated).
...Published under the Patronage of...His Excellency the Governor of Fiji, the Administration and Legislature of the Colony and the Wardens and Town Councils of Suva and Levuka. A Complete Historical and Commercial Review of Fiji....An Epitome of Progress... A Compendium of Statistics and Data concerning the Group never yet compiled or brought together in a Single Publication. Descriptive and Biographical Facts, Figures and Illustrations. Sydney The Cyclopedia Company of Fiji 1907
First edition 4to, pp.8, 332, , many illustrations. A very good copy in a modern buckram binding, with, bound in, a typescript index of persons appearing, and a specimen part of the Cyclopedia for presentation to subscribers.
Annual Medical Reports, 1908 - 1934.
First edition Folio, twenty seven reports bound in two volumes, in all some 1,350 pages, the later reports illustrated with plates, maps and diagrams. A very goodset bound in quarter cloth, spines rubbed. Some minor browning. Library withdrawn stamps on end-papers.
Essais Philosophiques sur les Moeurs de Divers Animaux Étrangers,
Avec des observations relatives aux principes & usages de plusieurs peuples. Ou extraits des voyages de M*** en Asie. Paris Couturier fils, & la Veuve Tilliard & Fils. 1783
First edition, pp., viii, (3)-430, frontis. A handsome copy in contemporary calf, spine richly gilt. Hinges cracked at tail of spine.