Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB): Pacific Islands
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[FIJIAN BIBLE].
Ai vola tabu sa volai kina na veiyalayalati makawa kei na veiyalayalati vou. London 1938.
Pp. 960, 284. Original black cloth, slightly worn. Old ownership signature on title. A reprint of the revised version of 1902 of the Holy Bible in Fijian.
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Book number: 99912
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Catalogue: Pacific Islands
Keywords: Pacific Islands, fidji, fiji, bible, religious, pacific, pacific islands, söderhavet, exploration

 
[BLIGH, WILLIAM / BURNEY, JAMES]:
Captainens vid engelske ammiralitetet William Bligh's resa i Söderhafvet åren 1788, 1789, 1790. Hans half-årige vistande på ön O-Taheiti och hemresa från ön Timor till England. Part I. (all published). Nyköping, Joh. Pet. Hammarin, 1795.
Pp. xvi, 220. Modern boards, tilte label on spine. A Swedish version of Bligh's famous "Voyage to the South Sea", anonymously translated by Carl Fr. Landell from the German edition (Berlin 1793). The main purpose of the expedition was to introduce the breadfruit plant from the South Sea islands to the West Indies. This narrative was mainly based on Bligh's journal but was written and edited by James Burney. Rare. Du Rietz, Bibliotheca Polynesiana 96. Ferguson 216. Cf Howgego B107.
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Book number: 44010
€  900.00 [Appr.: US$ 1056.6 | £UK 821.5 | JP• 116884]
Catalogue: Pacific Islands
Keywords: Pacific Islands, pacific, travel, exploration, tahiti, south sea, voyage

 
[COOK, JAMES]:
Sammandrag af Capitain James Cooks åren 1772, 73, 74 och 1775 omkring Södra Polen förrättade resa, hwarwid herrar Forsters och Furneaux journaler blifwit jämnförde och nyttjade: innehållande det hufwudsakeligaste af de på denna resa gjorda nya uptäckter i Söderhafwet, rörande Södra Polens Ishaf, ... Upsala, Johan Edman, 1783.
Pp. (xxiv), 366, (10). Contemporary half calf, spine with five raised bands and title label, rubbed, spine ends chipped. Old ownership signature on title. Occasionally some staining. First Swedish translation of the official account of Cook's second voyage towards the South Pole. It was published anonymously. Du Rietz, James Cook, 9.
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Book number: 100512
€  750.00 [Appr.: US$ 880.5 | £UK 684.5 | JP• 97403]
Catalogue: Pacific Islands
Keywords: Pacific Islands, pacific, söderhavet, travel, exploration, oceania, south pole.

 
BRANCHI, GIOVANNI:
Tre mesi alle isole dei cannibali nell'arcipelago dell Figi. Firenze, successori Le Monnier, 1878.
Small 8vo. Pp. (iv), 340. Original printed wrappers, corners of front wrapper restored and with a new spine. Occasionally some light staining. Scarce first edition. Comprises an account of a voyage to the Fiji islands, followed by another journey to Melbourne; a short trip to Tasmania; a chapter about the Chinese living in Australia. Cardon p. 185.
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Book number: 100518
€  380.00 [Appr.: US$ 446.12 | £UK 347 | JP• 49351]
Catalogue: Pacific Islands
Keywords: Pacific Islands, fiji, figi, pacific, travel, exploration, australia, australien, voyage, tasmania

 EKELÃĖF, ADOLF:, Ett Ã¥r i Stilla Hafvet. Reseminnen frÃ¥n Patagonien, Chili, Peru, Californien, Britiska Columbia och Oceanien. Stockholm 1872.
EKELÃĖF, ADOLF:
Ett år i Stilla Hafvet. Reseminnen från Patagonien, Chili, Peru, Californien, Britiska Columbia och Oceanien. Stockholm 1872.
4to. Pp. (iv), 163, (1). With 12 full page plates, of which several with portraits, and some coloured and tinted views. Original printed boards, cloth spine, rebacked. Some light browning to the text. An account by a Swedish officer of a British voyage along the Pacific Coast of America and to the Hawaiian islands between 1867-68. The attractive plates include costumes and views from Lima, Tahiti, Hawaii, Honolulu and the Vancouver Island, made after photographs and the author's own aquarelles. Du Rietz, Bibl. Polynesiana, 396. O'Reilly-Reitman 1260.
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Book number: 100265
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 469.6 | £UK 365.25 | JP• 51949]
Catalogue: Pacific Islands
Keywords: Pacific Islands, south america, pacific, hawaii, sandwhich islands, tahiti, travel, exploration, voyage, americana, amerique
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LE GOBIEN, CHARLES:
Histoire des isles Marianes, nouvellement converties a la religion Chrétienne, & de la mort glorieuse des premiers missionaires qui y ont prêché la Foy. Paris 1701.
12mo. Pp. xxiv, 384; 383-433 + table (15). With 2 folding engraved maps of the Mariana Islands and Guam. 12 first lvs slightly browned otherwise a fine copy. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with 5 raised bands and title-label. Spine ends slightly worn. Second edition, reissued from the first (Paris 1700), of this interesting account of the Mariana (or Ladrone) islands in the West Pacific and the Jesuit mission established there by Diego Luis de Sanvitores. Father Le Gobien, a Jesuit priest (and editor to "Lettres edifiantes"), never visited the Mariana islands but based his account chiefly on the relations and letters of missionaries sent to him from Rome, Spain, the Netherlands etc. Includes a letter by P. Clain about the discovery of the Caroline Islands. See Bibl. Univ. xxiii, 570. De Backer-S. iii, 1513. Graesse iv, 49. Palau 134431.
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Book number: 13022
€  1250.00 [Appr.: US$ 1467.5 | £UK 1141 | JP• 162339]
Catalogue: Pacific Islands
Keywords: Pacific Islands, oceania, pacific, marianes, Chrétienne, caroline Islands, guam, ladrone islands

 
[COOK, CAPTAIN JAMES]. HAWKESWORTH, JOHN:
Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa Majeste Britannique, actuellement regnante: Pour faire des decouvertes dans l'Hemisphere Meridional, et successivement executes par le Commodore Byron, le Capitaine Carteret, le Capitaine Wallis & le Capitaine Cook, dans les vaisseaux le Dauphin, le Swallow & l'Endeavour ... Four volumes. Paris, 1774.
4to. Pp. (iv), iv, (ii), v-xvi, xxxii, 388 with 16 folding engraved maps and plates; pp. (vi), 536 and 16 engraved maps and plates, of which many folding; pp. (vi), 394, (1) and 17 engraved maps and plates, mostly folding; pp. viii, (ii), 367, (1) and 3 folding engraved maps and plates. A few plates with small tears at fold and one leaf in volume four (pp. 359/60) reinforced at outer margin without loss of text. Contemporary full calf, spines with five raised bands, decorated in gilt and with title labels, worn. Extremities rubbed, hinges weak and cracked (volume four upper board detached), and first volume's title label vanished. Occasionally some browning but overall a good copy. First French edition of this early important compilation of British maritime expeditions, edited by Hawkesworth, translated from the original English published in the previous year. Includes the first official account of Cook's first voyage during which he visited Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus across the disk of the sun, discovered the Society Islands, explored and surveyed New Zealand, and the eastern coast of Australia, naming it New South Wales. Other voyages included are: Byron's voyage to the Gilbert Islands, Wallace's discovery of Tahiti and Moorea, and Carteret's discovery of Pitcairn Island. The beautiful plates depict sea views, landscapes and natives. The maps show the new discoveries in the Pacific and the different routes of the ships. Many new areas were charted and several islands and coastlines were recorded for the first time. Borba de Moraes 395. Cf Hill 783. Sabin 30940.
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Book number: 99788
€  3800.00 [Appr.: US$ 4461.2 | £UK 3468 | JP• 493511]
Catalogue: Pacific Islands
Keywords: Pacific Islands, pacific, oceania, south sea, travel, voyage, exploration, cook

 
HUGUENIN, PAUL (ILLUSTRATOR):
Raiatea la sacrée. Bulletin de la Société Neuchateloise de géographie. Tome xiv. 1902-1903. Neuchatel, Paul Attinger, 1902.
Pp. 270, (6) advertisement. With 5 maps, of which one large folding, and 53 plates, of which 29 full page plates (with photographical illustrations numbered i-xxxi) and 24 coloured plates after paintings by Paul Huguenin. Many textual illustrations. Original printed wrappers, somewhat soiled and chipped, starting to loosen. A narrative about travels to the Marquesas islands, Tahiti and Raiatea with information about the geography, flora, fauna and climate in the area.
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Book number: 32005
€  460.00 [Appr.: US$ 540.04 | £UK 420 | JP• 59741]
Catalogue: Pacific Islands
Keywords: Pacific Islands, tahiti, pacific, travel, exploration, natural history, marquesas islands, french polynesia, raiatea, tahaa,

 
KEATE, GEORGE:
An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson and some of his Officers who in August 1783 were there Shipwrecked in the Antelope, a Packet Belonging to the Honourable East India Company. London, Printed for Captain Wilson, 1789.
4to. Pp. xxxvi, (1), 378. With one large folding engraved map, one engraved front portrait and 15 engraved plates. Nicely rebound with new paper spine, original covers preserved. Some light offsetting to the plates (as usual) otherwise a clean and nice copy. Third edition of this classic account by Keate first published in 1788. The Antelope was shipwrecked on the Pelew Islands or Palau, in the Caroline Islands of the west Pacific. All the crew were saved and were the first Europeans to make contact with these islanders. This popular account describes the natives, their life and customs including religious practices and language. Here included is the first printed vocabulary of the Pelew language, which belongs to the Austronesian family of languages. The plates depict ornaments and jewellery, baskets, belts, swords etc. Wilson brought back some artifacts which generated a great interest in Europe of the South Seas. Cox ii, p. 302. Hill pp 160-161.
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Book number: 34002
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Catalogue: Pacific Islands
Keywords: Pacific Islands, pelew islands, pacific, oceania, travel, exploration, vouage,

 
KENNEDY, DONALD GILBERT:
Te ngangana a te tuvalu. Handbook on the Language of the Ellice Islands. Sydney 1946.
Tall 8vo. Pp. (ii), 82. Original printed boards, cloth spine with two rusty marks from stapler. The first part is devoted to the grammar, the second part called "Common Speech" contains sentences about time, health, cooking and eating, fishing, greetings, etc. and is followed by the last part discussing and explaining two folklore tales. Written in the dialect of Vaitupu.
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Book number: 35040
€  200.00 [Appr.: US$ 234.8 | £UK 182.75 | JP• 25974]
Catalogue: Pacific Islands
Keywords: Pacific Islands, fiji, ellice islands, pacific, ocaeania, travel, exploration, language, langue, linguistic, vaitupu

 
MEYNERS D'ESTREY, GUILLAUME HENRY JEAN, COUNT / HAUSERMANN, REMY (ENGRAVER):
La Papouasie ou Nouvelle-Guinée occidentale. Ouvrage accompagné de gravures et d'une carte dresée et gravée. Paris & Rotterdam 1881.
Tall 8vo. Pp. (iv), 182, (iv) table. With one folding map and 4 engraved plates. Partly unopened. Rebound in half calf on marbled boards, spine with red title label and stamped in gilt.
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Book number: 32016
€  300.00 [Appr.: US$ 352.2 | £UK 274 | JP• 38961]
Catalogue: Pacific Islands
Keywords: Pacific Islands, new guinea, pacific, travel, travels, exploration, pacific islands,

 
NATT OCH DAG, SVANTE / MELANDER, RICHARD (ED.):
Jorden rundt under svensk örlogsflagg. ÃĖgonblicksbilder frÃ¥n fregatten Vanadis verldsomsegling 1883-1885. Stockholm, A. Bonniers, 1887.
Pp. (iv), 184. With frontispiece and many illustrations in the text. Contemporary half cloth, rubbed. Stamps on front endpaper (Krigsarkivet). First edition. A narrative in the form of letters written during the Swedish circumnavigation in the frigate Vanadis in 1883-85. The voyage left Sweden in December 1883 and sailed via Lisabon, Rio de Janeiro,Tahiti, Honolulu, Marshall Islands, Yokohama, Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok, Singapore, India, Colombo, and further visited different ports around the Red Sea, passed the Suez and Alexandria, via Malta, and Gibraltar before it reached Stockholm in May 1885. The illustrations are made by Ottilia Adelborg, mostly after photographs. Du Rietz, Bibl. Polynesiana 835. Kroeplein 835. Cf. Forbes, Hawaiian Nat. Bibl. 3863.
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Book number: 100799
€  220.00 [Appr.: US$ 258.28 | £UK 201 | JP• 28572]
Catalogue: Pacific Islands
Keywords: Pacific Islands, india, ceylon, bangkok, manila, canton, china, japan, japanese, chinese, kina, honolulu, tahiti, south america, america, americana, pacific, far east, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, voyage, exploration, vanadis

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