London, South Kensington
3 May 2007
ELLIS, William. Polynesian Researches during a Residence of nearly Six Years in the South Sea Islands. London: Fisher, Son, & Jackson, 1829. 2 volumes, 8°. Engraved frontispieces, 2 maps, one folding, 6 engraved plates, wood-engraved illustrations (plates with mainly marginal spotting and staining, occasional light spotting to text). Contemporary paper boards with late cloth spines (boards a little worn).
With 15 other books of related interest including George Vason's An Authentic Narrative of Four Years' Residence at Tongataboo (London, 1810), The Sandwich Islands' Monthly Magazine (Honolulu, January - June 1856, Vol. I, nos. 1-6 bound in one), James J. Jarvis's Kiana: A Tradition of Hawaii (Boston, 1857, original cloth) and C. M. Newell's Kamehameha. The Conquering King (New York, 1885, original cloth). (17)
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