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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
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662., Bartholomew, J.G.
2 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
218 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers and decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "The extent of the land and sea that (this book) covers, between the extremes of Algiers and Samoa, is immense in latitude and longitude; while in points of history it ranges from the oldest to the newest civilisation; as suggested by Karnak, or the new capital of Australia, Canbena (sic). Moreover, in accord with the general idea of these map-books, the effect of the map in illustrating history, the growth and multiplicity of peoples and cities, and the vast possibilities of unworked regions, is kept in sight throughout these pages. The record includes the wars that have passed, from Napoleon's Campain in Egypt of 1798 and General Gordon's last stand at Khartoum, to the battles of Spion Kop and Colenso, and the sieges of Ladysmith and Mafeking in the late South African War. It covers the routes of the great travellers, Mungo Park, Livingstone and Stanley; Stuart, Burke and Wills; and it touches at Vailima in order to recall Robert Louis Stevenson and his South Sea experiences, at the end of his days, as they are pictured by his Samoa book of 1892..." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of Africa and Australasia" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Africa and Australasia having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, minor edge wear - tiny tear at top of spine, minor bumps at bottom edge of front cover, book lightly cracked in several places - book is sound, small split and very small piece missing at bottom of inside rear gutter, slight scattered color loss on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
3 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
4 Judd, Alfred. IN QUEST OF PERIL. BEING THE TRILLING ADVENTURES OF MAJOR BRAND, HIS SON DICK, AND TRUSTY TIM O'FLANNEL IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD.
Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, n.d. 
329 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with black lettering and illustrations on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. Contents: The Golden Ira (Brazil); The Keg of Pearls (China Seas); The Prisoner of Kaar Zharta (Morocco); Kwali's Treasure (New Guinea); The Repal Ivories (England); The River of Tibet (Burmese Border); The Prey of the Weed (Sargasso Sea); Old Gaspard's Gold (Klondike); Hang Loo the Pirate (Gulf of Siam); The Crystal Gods (Scotland); The Jewelled Quetzal (Costa Rica); The Captive of Swamp Island (Fiji). Interior - light browning to free rear endpaper, light foxing marks on preliminary pages, free front endpaper missing, small light dye stain and minor soiling on front pastedown. Exterior - moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, light rubbing/fingerprint marks, tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock. G+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FROM HUDSON BAY TO BOTANY BAY: THE LOST FRIGATES OF LAPEROUSE., Shelton, Russell C.  Preface by Robin Inglis.  Foreword by Admiral Maurice de Brossard.
5 Shelton, Russell C. Preface by Robin Inglis. Foreword by Admiral Maurice de Brossard. FROM HUDSON BAY TO BOTANY BAY: THE LOST FRIGATES OF LAPEROUSE.
Toronto NC Press 1987 1550210106 / 9781550210101 First Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good 
228 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(R)ecounts the global voyage, and the efforts to uncover the fate, of a hero of 18th century Pacific exploration long familiar with Australians and Europeans, but little known in North America. Count Jean Francois de Galaup, de La Perouse, (now called Laperouse) had a distinguished naval career, serving in the West Indies, Mauritius, the Indian Ocean and North America. He defeated the British off Louisbourg and captured forts York and Prince of Wales on Hudson Bay. His scientific expedition in 1785 rivaled, in popular interest, the space voyages of today. The expedition rounded Cape Horn, sailed north to Chile, Easter Island, and Hawaii, and then explored and charted the coast of today's Alaska and British Columbia. They made their way south to San Francisco before sailing across the Pacific to Macao, the Philippines, Korea and Japan. They charted the Tartary Coast and the Kamchatka Peninsula, the farthest outpost of the Russian Empire. Turning south again, they made for Botany Bay via Samoa. On March 10, 1788, the Boussole and Astrolabe headed north and disappeared. Despite several search parties, it was not until 1827 that evidence of one of the wrecks was discovered by an Irish sea captain named Peter Dillon. It was only in 1962 that Reece Discombe, an expert in underwater salvage, found the flagship. Archaeological teams from Australia, France and Vanuatu continue to probe the wrecks to this day." Old tape residue marks at top/bottom edges of free endpapers, small bump at bottom of spine, tiny dents on top & bottom edges of boards - soiling also on bottom edges, small bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, one very small tear archivally taped, light edge wrinkling - most at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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