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LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH SEAS.  THE WORLD OF THE POLYNESIANS SEEN THROUGH THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS, POETRY AND ART., Alpers, Antony.
1 Alpers, Antony. LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH SEAS. THE WORLD OF THE POLYNESIANS SEEN THROUGH THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS, POETRY AND ART.
London John Murray 1970 719519098 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
416 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Blue/green cloth boards with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold decoration on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs and reproductions. "Antony Alpers has tried to discard all preconceived ideas and re-enter the world of the Polynesians as it was before Cook's arrival in 1769. By reconstructing their legends, myths, folktales and poetry in an immediate and convincing style he has let them speak for themselves. And in a long introduction that is a masterly compression of the Polynesians' whole way of life he cuts away our illusions and leaves us not only face to face with the islanders but with the way they saw themselves and the jewelled archipelagos in which they lived and sailed." Contains a preface, introduction and note on pronunciation and spelling, followed by groups of legends under the following headings: The Creation; The Heroes; Seven Ages in Thirteen Chants; The Marquesas, and Mangareva; Easter Island; Hawaiian Islands; Tongan Group; Samoa; Atolls and Outliers; New Zealand and the Chathams; 'From Darkness to Light'. These are followed by 'Notes on the Text and Illustrations', 'References' and 'Glossary and Index'. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has slight edge browning, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small edge tear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS., Andersen, Johannes C.
2 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
 
 
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 Crowe, Ellie. Illustrated by Mary Koski. LITTLE PRINCESS KA'IULANA IN HER GARDEN BY THE SEA.
Island Heritage, Aiea, Hawaii, 1998, Ist edition. 
24 pp, large 8vo, hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Beautiful full-page color illustrations. Story of the childhood of Hawaiian Princess Ka'iulani. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at bottom of spine and bottom corner of rear board, small bump and scuff at top corner of rear board. VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HAWAII TRAILS:  WALKS, STROLLS AND TREKS ON THE BIG ISLAND., Morey, Kathy.
5 Morey, Kathy. HAWAII TRAILS: WALKS, STROLLS AND TREKS ON THE BIG ISLAND.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1998, 3rd printing. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899971342 B&w photographs, maps. "Hawaii is the largest island in the Hawaiian Island chain. It is an island filled with contrasts: on its west side vast lava 'moonscapes' stretch from mountains nearly 14,000 feet high to a coast that's dotted with shimmering blue bays, in the north a remote valley with its walls richly clothed in rainforest greenery and streaked with waterfalls protects a way of life that harkens back to the 1900's, and on the ea st side Earth's most active volcano destroys famous black-sand beaches and begins to create new ones just a few miles away. This guidebook contains walks that will satisfy everyone, ranging from easy strolls to strenuous, multi-day hikes. ( I t ) c o v ers the entire island, describing 60 walking tours and trips in all the hiking areas. For each trip, Morey describes the trail, and provides information on distance, difficulty, driving instructions, and average hiking time. Many tr ip d es cr i pt io ns include Hawaiian legends or interesting tidbits about the area of the trip. You'll find equipment suggestions, hiking tips, permission and permit requirements, and geological and historical information. The best way to exp e rie nce Ha wai i is on foo t, and 'Hawaii Trails' will set you on a path toward discovery of the fascinating wonders of the Big Island." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ARTS AND CRAFTS OF HAWAII.  SECTION IV.  TWINED BASKETS., Te Rangi Hiroa (Peter H. Buck).
6 Te Rangi Hiroa (Peter H. Buck). ARTS AND CRAFTS OF HAWAII. SECTION IV. TWINED BASKETS.
Bishop Museum Press, Hawaii, 1964, Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publication 45. 
Approx. 34 pp (a section reprinted from "Arts and Crafts of Hawaii, but retaining the original pagination), 10 1/8" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. Contents: Introduction (Material / Terminology); Techniques (Commencement of twi ne / Increasing warps / Changing weft plies / Decorative changes in twine / Cord loops / Rim finish); Basket types (Type I / Type II - Gourd baskets - Bowl baskets - Baskets without containers) / Type III / Type IV; Color decoration / Evolution o f t wined baskets; Literature Cited. Interior - small soft wrinkle on last few pages, small soft crease at bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small crease at bottom co rn e r of covers, 4 staple holes at top of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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