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South Seas.- Jarves (James Jackson) History of the Hawaiian Islands, fourth edition, mounted albumen photograph of King Kamehameha V as frontispiece (on verso of half-title), wood-engraved illustrations, 18pp. of local advertisements at end, with folding 'Census of the Hawaiian Islands...1872' tipped in, 2 leaves becoming loose, bookplate of John Murray Edinburgh, original roan-backed cloth, spine worn and frayed, 8vo, Honolulu, Henry M.Whitney, 1872.

⁂ Originally published in 1843 but this is regarded as the best edition. It is the first to include the photograph of King Kamehameha and the appendix which contains information on population, agriculture, commerce and the Hawaiian volcanoes. Jarves was an American who founded the weekly Polynesian newspaper during the 1840s.
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South Seas.- Jarves (James Jackson) History of the

Estimate £300 - £400Jul 16, 2020
Starting Price £190
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