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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, tywo 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.
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.
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.
Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific between 1896 and 1899. Two volumes.
Volume I: Vanua Levu, Fiji. A Description of its leading Physical and Geological features. Volume II: Plant-dispersal. London MacMillan and Co. 1903-06
First edition Two volumes, pp.xix, 392; xxvi, 627, 11 plates, 7 maps, 2 folding, 4 in colour. A very good set in original cloth. Cloth lightly dust soiled. Discreet library markings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Autograph slip "with the author's compliments" loosely inserted.
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], 328. A very good copy bound in early 20th century cloth, W.D. Kington gilt stamped on front board. 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. Two early ownership signatures (D.W. Black, Suva, 1922; and Geof Johnson, 1872)
1846: First printing of Moskito language
A grammar of the Moskito language.
New York printed by John Gray 1846
First edition pp.47, . Original cloth-backed boards. Blind stamp and shelf marks of British and Foreign Bible Society. Presentation inscription from author. A very good copy.
see Darlow and Moule 6851