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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
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.
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 most notable book printed during this time"
A Feejeean and English Dictionary:
With examples of common and peculiar modes of expression and uses of words. Also, containing brief hints on native customs, proverbs, the native names of natural productions of the islands, notices of the Islands of Feejee, and a list of the foreign words introduced. Vewa, Fiji printed at the Wesleyan Mission Press 1850 
First edition pp.vii, [1, blank], (9)-328. A very good copy bound in early 20th century cloth. Small stain to lower margin of title and following page. Edges of pages 136-40 frayed. Stain to edge of last few pages and bottom corner of last leaf. W.D. Kington stamped in gilt on front board. Two early ownership signatures, D.W. Black, Suva, 1922; and Geoff Johnson, 1872.
Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Antelope East-India Pacquet on the Pelew Islands,
situated on the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean; in August, 1783. Perth R. Morison 1788
First edition pp.viii, 268, 2 engraved plates. A very good copy rebound in recent half calf, some offsetting of frontis on title. Bookplate of Ray Parker.
First edition on Tonga islands
An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands, in the south Pacific ocean.
With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language. Compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr William Mariner, several years resident in those islands. London printed for the author 1817
First edition Two volumes, pp.lix, 460; 412, , frontis. Rebound in half-calf, marbled boards.
Wreck of the Glide; With an Account of Life and Manners at the Fijii Islands.
Boston William D. Ticknor 1846
First edition pp.(9)-122 [Complete] A very good copy in original boards, later paper spine. Light age-toning of text. Minor dampstain to lower margin of some pages. Wilson Collection stampon end-paper.
Die Negrito Asiens.
I: Geschichte, Geographie, Umwelt, Demographie und Anthropologie der Negrito. II:Ethnographie der Negrito, 1. Halbband: Wirtschaft und Soziologie. Wien-Modlingen 1952-54
First edition Two volumes, 4to, pp.xv, xiv, 496, 340, 60 plates, text illustrations, tables, 2 maps, 1 folding. Studia Instituti Anthropos, Volumes 6 & 12. A very good set in the original cloth-backed boards, slightly frayed dust-wrappers. Departmental rubber stamp on end-papers.
Grammatik der sprache von Murray Island.
Inaugural-dissertation zur erlangung der doctorwurde von der philosophischen facultat der Friedrich Wilhelm Universitat zu Berlin... Leipzig 
First edition pp.[vi], 77, . A very good copy bound in contemporary cloth-backed marbled boards. Armorial book-plate of author, ink corrections to text, almost certainly in his hand. Front (blank) end-paper with later book-plate detached.
1862: Fiji described, in Eton binding
An Account of a Government Mission to the Vitian or Fijian Islands in the Years 1860-61. Cambridge Macmillan & Co. 1862
First edition pp.xv, 447, colour frontispiece, 3 colour plates, 2 illustrations, folding map. A very good copy in contemporary purple calf "Eton" presentation binding, spine richly gilt. Spine faded. Presented to Herbert H. Muirhead.
Signed presentation copy
Thoughts, Talks and Tramps.
A Collection of Papers. Edited with a Memoir by R.R. Marett. London Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press 1934
First edition pp.xxiii, 285, frontis, folding map. A very good copy in original cloth. With a presentation inscription from the author.