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1823 Missionary Hearld


1823 Missionary Hearld

400 Pages of Missionary Letters from the Sandwich Islands, Ceylon, Africa, Bombay, American West with Native Americans.

Interesting and descriptive account of Missionary Work and observations of newly discovered civilizations.

6 Inches by 9 Inches, 1 1/4'' thick, Leather Bound in Very Good Condition. no engravings.

 

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1846 Missionary Hearld


1846 Missionary Hearld

424 Pages of Missionary Letters from the Sandwich Islands, Ceylon,Siam, Canton, Borneo, Bombay, American West with Native Americans and other remote locations.

Interesting and descriptive account of Missionary Work and observations of newly discovered civilizations.

6 Inches by 9 Inches, 1'' thick, Bound in Good Condition. no engravings.

 

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Alice's Visit to the Hawaiian Islands


Alice's Visit to the Hawaiian Islands

by Mary H. Krout, 1st Ed., 1900

208 pages, many illustrations and photos throughout, including a full color map of the Hawaiian Islands

An Eclectic School Reader with interesting and descriptive accounts of life in Hawaii before the turn of the Century.

5 Inches by 8 Inches, 1/2'' thick, Cloth Bound in Fairly Good Condition.

 

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Artifical Curiosities a


Artifical Curiosities

by Adrenne L. Kaeppler, 1st Ed.(only edition), 1978, printed in recognition of the Bicentennial of European Discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, scare, unlikely to be printed again.

An Exposition of Native Manufactureres collected on the 3 Pacific Voyages of Captain James Cook, R.N.
100s of pictures and illustrations.

A major work and important reference.

12 Inches by 9 Inches, 5/8'' thick, Soft Cover Excellent condition.

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Artifical Curiosities

by Adrenne L. Kaeppler, 1st Ed.(only edition), 1978, printed in recognition of the Bicentennial of European Discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, scare, unlikely to be printed again,

An Exposition of Native Manufactureres collected on the 3 Pacific Voyages of Captain James Cook, R.N.
100s of pictures and illustrations.

A major work and important reference.

12 Inches by 9 Inches, 5/8'' thick, Soft Cover very good condition, light scuffs on front abd back cover.

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Hawaii: A Pictorial History

HAWAII: A PICTORIAL HISTORY

Compiled and Designed By JOSEPH FEHER

Accompanying Text

By Edward Joesting For Part One

By O.A. Bushnell For Part Two

Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publiction No. 58

BISHOP MUSEUM PRESS, HONOLULU, 1969

Hardbound in very good condition, 503 pages includes a FORWARD and PREFACE plus 13 pages of SELECTED READINGS and an INDEX, measures approximately 10" x 13".  The most impressive pictorial publication of Hawaii to date – OUT OF PRINT.

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Memoirs of Henry Obookiah

MEMOIRS OF HENRY OBOOKIAH,

A NATIVE OF THE SANDWICH ISLANDS WHO DIED AT CORNWALL, CONNECTICUT

FEBRUARY 17, 1818 AGED 26 YEARS.

REVISED EDITION.

BY E.W. DWIGHT, FIRST INSTRUCTOR OF THE "FOREIGN MISSION SCHOOL."

PUBLISHED BY:  THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY,  150 Nassau-Street, New-York. D. Fanabaw, Printer.

Hardbound in very good condition, 124 pages includes a FRONTISPIECE, CONTENTS, PREFACE + 2 pages of PUBLISHER ADS, measures approximately 3 ¾" X 6", no dust jacket.

The boards are covered in brown cloth, patterning is deeply blind stamped on both front and rear boards with titles and bands in gild on the spine, still quite clear and legible. The book is clean and straight with rounding of the corners and wearing through with board exposure at the corner tips, but no excessive fraying, tears, fading and NO indications of moisture exposure. The book has been fitted with a 4 ml. Mylar protective jacket to help protect it into the next century.

Henry Obookiah was an orphaned Hawaiian youth, taken under the wing of a visiting sea captain in the year 1809. The young man returned with the ship to New England, learning to speak English, promptly embracing the Puritan values and converting to Christianity. An exemplary student academically and spiritually, Henry unfortunately did not thrive physically and died in 1818 at the age of 26. So impressed by his earnest desire to learn and to return to his homeland to spread this "Word", the people with whom Henry Obookiah was aquatinted, took up his quest and organized the first group of missionaries to venture forth and settle in the Hawaiian Islands.

His MEMOIRS include diary entries and letters expressing his true commitment and concern for his countrymen, those of both his newly adopted home and in Hawaii where he had hoped to someday return. First published in 1818, this undated edition was issued in the 1830s after the American Tract Society had relocated to the Nassau-Street address. Out-of print-for nearly 150 years, his memoirs were reprinted in 1960s and 1980s which are the editions most commonly seen. This 1830s copy, still in wonderful condition, is a rare bit of Hawaiian history.

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National Geographic, Feb 1924, Hawaii Special Edition a


The Hawaiian Islands

National Geographic, Feb 1924

Over 250 pages with 134 illustrations, including 16 pages in full color. A special annual edition entirely on the Hawaiian Islands.

Sub-Title: America's Strongest Outpost of Defense - The Volcanic and Floral Wonderland of the World.

7 Inches by 10 Inches, 3/8'' thick, Paper Bound in Good Condition.

 

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National Geographic, Feb 1924, Hawaii Special Edition b


The Hawaiian Islands

National Geographic, Feb 1924

Over 250 pages with 134 illustrations, including 16 pages in full color. A special annual edition entirely on the Hawaiian Islands.

Sub-Title: America's Strongest Outpost of Defense - The Volcanic and Floral Wonderland of the World.

7 Inches by 10 Inches, 3/8'' thick, Paper Bound in Fair Condition.

 

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Saga of the Sandwich Islands a

 
Saga of the Sandwich Islands By Edward B. Scott.

932 pages, over a thousand pictures and illustrations, including a large foldout map of Oahu, and an extensive index and reference notes.  A major work; the best documentation of the Hawaiian Islands ever produced.  Interesting and descriptive accounts of life in Hawaii from discovery by the Polynesians through first contact with Cook and industrialization of Hawaii to modern times.

 
11 1/2 Inches by 9 Inches, 2'' thick, Cloth Bound in Very Good Condition.

 
This is a rare book that began as a plan to publish more than one volume but never progressed beyond "VOLUME I". For more than twenty years the author searched for and selected thousands of photographs, paintings, drawings, and maps that were locked away in archives, libraries and private collections throughout Hawaii, the United States, the British Isles, Australia and New Zealand. Twenty-six thousands hours of meticulous and dedicated historical exploration has resulted in this authoritative photographic documentary of the Hawaiian Islands.

 
"The Saga of the Sandwich Islands" is a pictorial history of seven kings and a queen. It is a story of a proud, strong Polynesian people moving from an autocratic paganism to Christian methods and faith; the tale of a "Tom Thumb" monarchy, Provisional Government, Republic and Territory all compressed within a brief span of some one hundred and fifty years.

 
This book provides a visual narrative of fur traders and brigantines, sandalwood and barques, whaling square-riggers and sugar down-easters, of transpacific side-wheelers, ocean liners, inter-island coasters and diminutive "high stackers". It also traces the progress of sugar cane tycoons, pineapple kings, educators, missionaries, scoundrels, historians, adventurers, world celebrities, aviators, writers, artists, politicians, filibusters and the none to common man, all caught up and interwoven with a polyglot mélange of races and colors.

Pictures tell their story authentically. Here the pioneer's skillful hand and camera's discerning eye capture a natural wonder, a historic happening, a glimpse of living now in shadow or forgotten…a cross-section of early island life allowing 'kamaaina' and 'malihini' alike to compartment scenes of yesterday.

 
From Amelia Earhart to Robert Louis Stevenson, Doris Duke (the Tobacco heiress once married to Cary Grant), Jack London, the "BIG 5" families, the Kings, the Queens, the towns and plantations, EVERTHING in thousands of photographs (many by RAY JEROME BAKER) are covered here.

 
This is a very well written and a fascinating book, a great collection of archival photographs and engravings.  A must have book for every Hawaiian collection.

 
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Saga of the Sandwich Islands By Edward B. Scott.


932 pages, over a thousand pictures and illustrations, including a large foldout map of Oahu, and an extensive index and reference notes.  A major work; the best documentation of the Hawaiian Islands ever produced.  Interesting and descriptive accounts of life in Hawaii from discovery by the Polynesians through first contact with Cook and industrialization of Hawaii to modern times.

11 1/2 Inches by 9 Inches, 2'' thick, Cloth Bound in Very Good Condition.

This is a rare book that began as a plan to publish more than one volume but never progressed beyond "VOLUME I". For more than twenty years the author searched for and selected thousands of photographs, paintings, drawings, and maps that were locked away in archives, libraries and private collections throughout Hawaii, the United States, the British Isles, Australia and New Zealand. Twenty-six thousands hours of meticulous and dedicated historical exploration has resulted in this authoritative photographic documentary of the Hawaiian Islands.

"The Saga of the Sandwich Islands" is a pictorial history of seven kings and a queen. It is a story of a proud, strong Polynesian people moving from an autocratic paganism to Christian methods and faith; the tale of a "Tom Thumb" monarchy, Provisional Government, Republic and Territory all compressed within a brief span of some one hundred and fifty years.

This book provides a visual narrative of fur traders and brigantines, sandalwood and barques, whaling square-riggers and sugar down-easters, of transpacific side-wheelers, ocean liners, inter-island coasters and diminutive "high stackers". It also traces the progress of sugar cane tycoons, pineapple kings, educators, missionaries, scoundrels, historians, adventurers, world celebrities, aviators, writers, artists, politicians, filibusters and the none to common man, all caught up and interwoven with a polyglot mélange of races and colors.


Pictures tell their story authentically. Here the pioneer's skillful hand and camera's discerning eye capture a natural wonder, a historic happening, a glimpse of living now in shadow or forgotten…a cross-section of early island life allowing 'kamaaina' and 'malihini' alike to compartment scenes of yesterday.

From Amelia Earhart to Robert Louis Stevenson, Doris Duke (the Tobacco heiress once married to Cary Grant), Jack London, the "BIG 5" families, the Kings, the Queens, the towns and plantations, EVERTHING in thousands of photographs (many by RAY JEROME BAKER) are covered here.

This is a very well written and a fascinating book, a great collection of archival photographs and engravings.  A must have book for every Hawaiian collection. 
 

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Six Months in the Sandwich Islands


Six Months in the Sandwich Islands

by Isabella L. Bird, 5th Ed, 1882

318 Pages, 12 engravings, including a foldout map of the Sandwich Islands

Very desciptive accounts of events, locations, and customs of inhabitants of the islands.

5 Inches by8 Inches, 1 1/4'' thick, Cloth Bound in Very Good Condition.

 

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The Passing of Lilioukalani

"The Passing of Liliuokalani" by Wm. C. Hodges Jr. is a slim volume of considerable rarity. Published by the Honolulu Star Bulletin in July 1918, this book is lavishly illustrated with (25) full-page black and white photo half tones and (2) four color photo offset frontispieces. The 72 pages of text describe this last Hawaiian Monarch's life and the last half of the book describes her passing and funeral.

Hodges, Wm. C. Jr. THE PASSING OF LILIUOKALANI, HONOLULU. Honolulu Star Bulletin July 1916; 8 vo 8 x 5 Royal Blue cloth with guilt embossed title. Very clean, tight copy in very good condition. A RARITY!

Liliuokalani was the sister of David Kalakaua, and at birth was adopted by High Chief Paki. She, thus became the foster sister of Bernice Pauahi Bishop. She was educated at the famous Chief's Children School. In 1862, she married John Dominis who subsequently became governor of Oahu.

She was no stranger to the throne or to ruling. When her brother King Kalakaua had toured the world, she had remained in Hawaii, acting as princess-regent, handling the office graciously, endearing the people to her by making improvements whenever and wherever possible.

Upon succeeding her brother to the throne, one of her first acts was to dissolve his old cabinet and appoint her own ministers. In addition, she appointed her fifteen-year-old niece, the Princess Kaiulani, to succeed her as ruler.

Liliuokalani's reign was terminated in 1893 when she yielded to American business interests. Native Hawaiians made one last stand to salvage their kingdom. In 1895, they started a revolt with the intent of restoring Liliuokalani to the throne. It failed. The Queen was arrested and imprisoned. To protect those who had championed her, she was forced to renounce any claim to the throne.

In 1917, Liliuokalani died at her home, Washington Place. To her people, she left the memory of a monarch but more than that: she left them a song as well-the haunting and beautiful, Aloha Oe. Although it was only one of the many songs she composed, it might have been the dirge of the monarchy. The time of royalty had passed…Aloha Oe; Although it was only one of the many songs she composed, it might have been the dirge of the monarchy. The time of royalty had passed . . . Aloha Oe; the romantic years were over.

THE THREE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK, 9 vols, Including Folio Atlas

London, 1773, 1777 and 1785 W. Strahan & T. Cadell Captain Cook's three voyages, one of the greatest of all eighteenth century explorations in the Pacific are featured here in 9 volumes chronicling his adventurous navigational travels and discovery in detail.

First Voyage in Three Volumes:  AN ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGES UNDERTAKEN BY THE ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTY FOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, AND SUCCESSIVELY PERFORMED BY COMMODORE BYRON, CAPTAIN WALLIS, CAPTAIN CARTERET AND CAPTAIN COOK in the Dolphin, the Swallow and the Endeavour. Drawn up From the Journals Which Were Kept by the Several Commanders, and From the Papers of J. Banks, by J. Hawkesworth. London, W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1773. Second Edition, 676, 410, [411]-799pp.

Second Voyage in two volumesA VOYAGE TOWARDS THE SOUTH POLE AND AROUND THE WORLD performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventurer, in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775...to which is included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of the Proceedings in the Adventurer during the Separation of the Ships. London, W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1777. Second Edition, in two volumes. 378, 396pp.

 

Third Voyage in 3 volumes with 4th volume Folio Atlas:  A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN Undertaken by the Command of his Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere Performed Under the Direction of Captain Cook, Clerke and Gore in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780. London, by H. Hughs for G. Nicol. 1785. Second edition, 421, 548, 556pp., lacks 1st & last blanks, detached frontispiece map laid into volume three, very minor foxing or age toning with some off-setting to few text sheets but mostly clean and bright. Volume one and two were written by Captain Cook and volume three was completed by James King. ATLAS VOLUME, elephant folio containing 63 plates, maps & charts, bound in 3/4 leather over marbled boards nicely rebacked. Plates contain only light foxing and age toning.

 

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