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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
 
 
THE BLACK CAMEL., Biggers, Earl Derr.
2 Biggers, Earl Derr. THE BLACK CAMEL.
Bobbs-Merril, Indianapolis, c1929. 
312 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (gray cloth with red lettering on spine and front board, red camel on spine) - no dust jacket. A Charlie Chan murder mystery, set in Hawaii. Very light browning to pages, browning to edges of textblock - wi th light dust soiling on top of textblock, small bump to bottom corner of page 293 to end of book and slight bump to bottom corner of rear board, light edge wear, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, minor soiling and tiny light mark on s p i n e . V ery Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CHINESE PARROT., Biggers, Earl Derr.
3 Biggers, Earl Derr. THE CHINESE PARROT.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, c1926, first Canadian edition. 
316 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (green cloth with orange/red lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Charlie Chan escorts a valuable necklace from Honolulu. Slight discoloration on endpapers at gutter, tiny tear with creases at bottom edge of pages 31/32 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of textblock, and few tiny dints and tiny light stain on top of textblock, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 70.  MAY 1987.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Phil Chinnery, Alastair Goodrum, Allan Curry, Frank Goodridge, Francois Prins, Tom Meikle, Robbie Shaw, Ken Wixey.)
4 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Phil Chinnery, Alastair Goodrum, Allan Curry, Frank Goodridge, Francois Prins, Tom Meikle, Robbie Shaw, Ken Wixey.) FLYPAST. NO. 70. MAY 1987. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1987. 
70 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Magnificent Obsession (Sea Fury); Disposal (B-57 at War); Fallen Eagles (Luftwaffe intruder losses over the Fens); Sw ift Saga; Pathfinder (tribute to Don Bennett); Museums of the World (Venezuela); Collectair Special (Aeronautical cigarette and trade card collecting); Tasty Hawaii; FotoPost (French connection, flying boats and Lancasters); American Class i c s ( P o r t e rfield clan); Register Review (Two DC-6s and another Hunter); Between the Wars Bombers (Bristol Bombay), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom o f sp i ne , ve ry l ig ht rubbing on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THRILLING CITIES., Fleming, Ian.
5 Fleming, Ian. THRILLING CITIES.
London Jonathan Cape 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Paul Davis, jacket art. 
223 pp, 9" H. White cloth spine with gilt lettering/emblem, grey marble paper-covered boards, top edge and endpapers black. Erratum slip tipped in at page 223. Dust jacket is not price clipped (30s. net) and laminate extends over rear flap. B&w photographs. "Round the world with Ian Fleming - even on paper the prospect sounds enticing. Hong Kong, Macao, Tokyo, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna, Geneva, Naples, Monte Carlo - these are his 'thrilling cities'. He writes about them brilliantly, impressionistically, as no one else would or could, ostensibly for our entertainment yet not without giving us the benefit of some expert observation." Previous owner's small name stamp at top of title page and page preceding rear free endpaper. Bookstore label (small) at bottom of front pastedown, light browning to top/bottom edge of spine and hinge areas, very light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light browning to inside top/bottom edges and light toning on iside of front flap-fold, very light rubbing, a very tiny chip and a tiny tear at top of rear hinge area, very light edge wrinkling and minor wear - mainly at top of front flap-fold and bottom edge of rear panel, faint 3" scratch on rear panel, a few faint rub lines on spine, one or two very tiny bubbles in laminate on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
COASTAL FISHES OF SOUTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA., Kuiter, Rudie H.
6 Kuiter, Rudie H. COASTAL FISHES OF SOUTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA.
University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1993. 
437 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0824815238 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and b&w drawings. "(The) first book to cover almost all the known fish species from the coastal waters of eastern Australia, ranging from northern South Wales to western Victoria. It comprises 142 familes and 855 species, all illustrated with at least one colour photograph, but including juvenile stages, different male-female forms, and colour variants of the same spec i e s w h e r e appropriate. The great majority of the species were photographed in their natural environment. The primary purpose of the book is to identify fishes living in the area covered, and it has been designed to accommodate fishermen, d iv er s, st ud en ts a nd scientists. The fishes are arranged scientifically from the highest class down to the species, based on the latest revisions. Scientific keys are provided down to the family level, and similar or closely related species ar e p lac e d n ear ea ch oth er. In addition, a pictorial key to the families is provided. Each level of classification has an introduction, and each species has a general description, mostly based on extenal features. The species description is foll owed b y in form atio n o n di stribution in Australia and elsewhere, habitat, interesting behaviour, and size. Great importance has been placed on the use of common names, and on uniformity throughout the entire book." Slight waviness t o to p/bot tom o f t extbl ock, sligh t wr inkli ng and bumping at top/bottom of spine, bump to bottom corner of front board - tiny bump at top corner, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubb ing. Very Good-/ Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
7 McCraw, David R. CHINESE LYRICISTS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.
University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, (1990), Ist ed. 
193 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. "...introduces to Western readers an important but neglected body of Chinese verse by translating and evaluating the work of six early Qing lyricists - poets who revived a dormant poetic genre and restored it to vigo rous health." Previous owner's chop (stamp) on half-title page, small ball-point ink mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edgwear. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TARGET: PEARL HARBOR., Slackman, Michael.
8 Slackman, Michael. TARGET: PEARL HARBOR.
University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, (1990). 
354 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0824813782 B&w photos, maps. "In this vivid, dual-sided account Michael Slackman examines the circumstances behind the Japanese decision to attack Pearl Harbor and the Roosevelt administration's stra tegic thought. Central to the unfolding drama is the story of military-civilian relations in Hawaii. Slackman shows clearly how the suspicion and lack of understanding with which authorities viewed Hawaii's Japanese community caused the mil i t a r y c ommand to focus on an imagined fifth column, unconsciously discounting the danger of an overseas attack by conventional military forces. His scrutiny of American efforts to locate and engage the Japanese fleet in the hours after the at ta ck , an d o f the period of martial law that followed, are important contributions to our understanding of Pearl Harbor..." Interior - previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on first page with some ink offset on inside of front cover, otherwise clea n a nd ti ght w it h no other ownership marks. Exterior - a few tiny dints on rear cover, one small light corner crease. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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