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Author: ELLIS, WILLIAM.
Title: Polynesian Researches, During A Residence Of Nearly Eight Years In The Society And Sandwich Islands. Four Volumes; Vol. I., Vol. II, Vol. III., & Vol. IV.
Description: Second Edition Enlarged and Improved; Sm. 8vo; Vol.I. pp. 414; folding map of Polynesia; 17 wood engravings; Vol. II. pp. 438; map of the Georgian and Society Islands, full page plate; Vol.III. pp. 407; folding facsimile pp. 254 & face illustration page 355, neither called for in list of plates; Vol. IV. pp. 471; folding chart of Sandwich Islands, 1 full page plate pp.429 & 1 illustration, neither called for in list of plates; appendix; all volumes have a frontispiece and illustrated title page; uncut pages; volumes I & II re-backed, new spine with old cloth and title label laid over, all original worn blue cloth with title label on spines; bookplate in all volumes; good copies. London, Fisher.Son & Jackson , 1831. William Ellis was a missionary in Tahiti from 1816-1822. These volumes are chronologically one of most important sources of information on Polynesian culture.
Keywords: Polynesia Hawaii Tauai Oahu Morokai Maui missionaries Captain Cook discovery customs cockfighting traditions habits domestic life fishing society Sandwich Islands beliefs volcano geographical divisions canabilism
Price: AUD 450.00 = appr. US$ 311.34 Seller: Time Booksellers
- Book number: 85444