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MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS., Andersen, Johannes C.
1 Andersen, Johannes C. MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS.
Rutland, Vermont Charles E. Tuttle 1986 0804804141 / 9780804804141 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Richard Wallwork. 
514 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Red cloth with black title block/gold lettering. 16 colour plates, 44 b&w photographs, 13 line drawings, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Publisher's Foreword; Preface; List of Illustrations; Note on Proper Names; Polynesia and Its People; 'Koropanga and Rukutia; Kelea and Kalamakua; Uenuku; Fairies and Taniwha; The Tawhaki Cycle; Maui' (Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga); Hina', Sister of Maui'; Pele the Fire-goddess; The Spirit Worlds; Io, Tangaroa, and Creation; The Areoi Society and the Hula Dance; Religious Observances; Authorities; Other Books of Hawaiian Interest; Glossary and Index. Small label removal mark on front pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing/soiling, two corner bumps, light to moderate edge wear, sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE POMPOUS PARROT AND OTHER WEST INDIAN TALES., Taylor, Daphne.
2 Taylor, Daphne. THE POMPOUS PARROT AND OTHER WEST INDIAN TALES.
Toronto MacMillan Company of Canada 1947 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Good- Nan Richards. 
114 pp, 11 1/8" H. Medium green cloth with dark green lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. "From the romantic islands of the West Indies, rich in folkore and tropical colour, comes this delightful collection of thirty-seven fables and tales for children. There are stories of parrots, monkeys, pelicans, humming-birds, corn birds and dragon flies; alligators, mongoose and agouti; mango and bread-fruit trees and the lovely immortelles and pouis; West Indian fairy folk - mischievous dwens and the good sprites; and West Indian people. The charming illustrations in bold line drawings will appeal to children, as will the large, clear type in which the short, dramatic stories are presented." Contents include: The Gar Fish and the Sunbeam; The Wonderful Coal-Pot; The Magic Mango; How the Agouti Tricked the Dogs; The Sprite of the Coconuts; TheVain Pelian; The Fashionable Deer; The Greedy Man's Christmas Surprise; A Tale of the Yellow Butterfly; The Pompous Parrot; The Three Talkative Monkeys; The Pink Agouti; The Tale of the Mongoose; The Turtle and the Crab; Pepita and the Pepper; The Red Humming-bird; etc., etc. Light browning to endpapers - caused by dust jacket flaps, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, wrinkling at bottom of spine, very slight lean to spine, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has areas of browning, several small and moderate edge chips, several edge tears and and creases on front panel, 6" dark pencil mark on rear panel - a light 4" mark on hinge, protected in a paper backed mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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