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  • Adair, Dick.
    ALOHA BEAR AND THE MEANING OF ALOHA.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Aiea, Hawaii: Island Heritage Publishing, 1987. dj. Hardcover - Colorfully illustrated by the author. ISBN: 0-89610-0774.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards, no dj as issued (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 21988
    Keywords: Hawaii and Pacific
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  • INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE IN HAWAII. A Study of the Mutually Conditioned Processes of Acculturation and Amalgamation. by Adams, Romanzo.
    Adams, Romanzo.
    INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE IN HAWAII. A Study of the Mutually Conditioned Processes of Acculturation and Amalgamation.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1937. Hardcover first edition - A well-documented and scholarly study of the interrelationships between native Hawaiians, the white sailors and settlers who came to the islands, and later on the Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and other groups. Photographs. Foreword by Robert E, Park. Includes several appendices, index. 353 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in dark brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 24583
    Keywords: Hawaii and Pacific
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  • TURTLE DANCE: Poems of Hawaii. by Aehegma, Aelbert.
    Aehegma, Aelbert.
    TURTLE DANCE: Poems of Hawaii.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Naalehu, Hawaii: Oceanic Publishing, 1984. First edition - "Limited Special First Edition honoring Hawaiian statehood." One of two thousand copies. A poetic celebration of Hawaii, illustrated with block prints by D. E. Addlesberger (who studied print making with Jean Charlot.) 64 pp plus a final print, colophon, etc. ISBN: 0-916467-007.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (a bit of crinkling to the lower edge of the text block)

    Book ID: 47673
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  • SANFORD BALLARD DOLE: Hawaii's Only President 1844-1926 by Allen, Helena G.
    Allen, Helena G.
    SANFORD BALLARD DOLE: Hawaii's Only President 1844-1926

    Edition: First printing.

    Glendale, California The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An overall sympathetic biography of this business and political leader, raised in Hawaii, but emotionally attached to Hawaiian culture, but intellectually committed to 'Yankee' progressivism. He was involved in the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, president of the short-lived Republic, and first governor of U.S. Territory. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Sources. Index. 304 p.p. ISBN: 0-87062184X.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52084
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  • SANFORD BALLARD DOLE: Hawaii's Only President 1844-1926 by Allen, Helena G.
    Allen, Helena G.
    SANFORD BALLARD DOLE: Hawaii's Only President 1844-1926

    Edition: First printing.

    Glendale, California The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - An overall sympathetic biography of this business and political leader, raised in Hawaii, but emotionally attached to Hawaiian culture, but intellectually committed to 'Yankee' progressivism. He was involved in the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, president of the short-lived Republic, and first governor of U.S. Territory. Illustrated with photographs. Sources. Index. 304 p.p. ISBN: 0-87062184X.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73591
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  • ALOHAHONU. by Berg, Barbara E.
    Berg, Barbara E.
    ALOHAHONU.

    Edition: First printing.

    Kihei, HI: Pacific Printing & Publishing, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A small green turtle plays with his friends under the sea, until they discover a large sea turtle (hunu) has been trapped in a fishing line. Bilingual edition with the simple text in English and Hawaiian, illustrated with water colors. Punctuation guide, glossary. Oblong format. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-9729118-20.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated boards, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 47909
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  • Blanding, Don
    THE REST OF THE ROAD

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1937. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Inscribed on the page opposite his photo "To ... Aloha to you from Hawaii."

    Condition: NF/VG+ (edges of the blue cloth boards are faded, dustjacket is price clipped and spine is darkened.)

    Book ID: 8200
    Keywords: Hawaii and Pacific
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  • THE VIRGIN OF WAIKIKI. A Torrid Tragedy of the Tropics. by Blanding, Don.
    Blanding, Don.
    THE VIRGIN OF WAIKIKI. A Torrid Tragedy of the Tropics.

    Edition: First trade edition, and first with these illustrations.

    New York: Henry M. Snyder, (1933.). Hardcover - Illustrated by A. B. Butler, Jr. Unpaginated, a small slender volume.

    Condition: Near fine in red boards with yellow panel on front cover (gift inscription dated Christmas 1946), lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52300
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  • INDIANS IN FIJI 1879 TO 2004: The Story Of Suffering And Struggling. by Bozelle, Leonore.
    Bozelle, Leonore.
    INDIANS IN FIJI 1879 TO 2004: The Story Of Suffering And Struggling.

    Edition: A trade paperback original.

    By the author, (2021). Despite the inappropriate cover illustration, this is a serious study based on part on interviews with the descendants of the Girmitiyas, indentured workers from India who were brought to Fiji by the British from 1879-1919, primarily to work as laborers on sugar cane plantations. Between 1879 and 1916, a total of 60,000 Indians arrived in Fiji. Approximately 25,000 of these returned to India, but many remained in Fiji hoping for a better life. From 1900 onwards, some Indians arrived as free immigrants, who were mostly from the provinces of Gujarat, Sindh, and Punjab. This book reveals the horrific treatment of Indian indentured workers - the indenture system (Girmit) under which they were recruited was slavery…

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    By the author, (2021). Despite the inappropriate cover illustration, this is a serious study based on part on interviews with the descendants of the Girmitiyas, indentured workers from India who were brought to Fiji by the British from 1879-1919, primarily to work as laborers on sugar cane plantations. Between 1879 and 1916, a total of 60,000 Indians arrived in Fiji. Approximately 25,000 of these returned to India, but many remained in Fiji hoping for a better life. From 1900 onwards, some Indians arrived as free immigrants, who were mostly from the provinces of Gujarat, Sindh, and Punjab. This book reveals the horrific treatment of Indian indentured workers - the indenture system (Girmit) under which they were recruited was slavery by another name. Includes several appendices, one with a list of the ships which brought the Indians to Fiji, a glossary, notes and several pages of with photographs. Unpaginated (445 pp). ISBN: 979-8770093414.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 86260
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  • MOLOKA'I. by Brennert, Alan
    Brennert, Alan
    MOLOKA'I.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: St Martin's, (2003.). A well-researched and moving historical novel of a young girl sent in 1890 to Kalaupapa, the isolated leper colony on the island of Moloka'i. 389 pp. plus a reading group guide. ISBN: 0-312304358.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 77741
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  • HONOLULU. by Brennert, Alan
    Brennert, Alan
    HONOLULU.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: St Martin's, (2009.). Historical novel of a young Korean 'picture bride' who comes to Hawaii in 1914 and discovers that her husband is a poor laborer who relieves his frustrations by abusing her. Just as the city of Honolulu is transformed over the years, so is Jin, from a shy young girl to a resourceful business woman. Author's note. 439 pp. plus a reading guide. ISBN: 978-0312606343.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (usual light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 69226
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  • HONOLULU. by Brennert, Alan
    Brennert, Alan
    HONOLULU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Wonderful historical novel of a young Korean 'picture bride' who comes to Hawaii in 1914 and discovers that her husband is a poor laborer who relieves his frustrations by abusing her. Just as the city of Honolulu is transformed over the years, so is Jin, from a shy young girl to a resourceful business woman. Author's note. 360 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62683
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  • DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA'I. by Brennert, Alan
    Brennert, Alan
    DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA'I.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2019). First edition - A follow-up to Brennert's Molokai, spanning the years from 1917 to 1970, this tells the story of Ruth, the daughter who Rachel Kalama was forced to give up at birth. It follows her from her arrival at the Kapi'olani Home for Girls in Honolulu, to her adoption by a Japanese couple who raise her on a strawberry in California, her marriage and internment at Manzanar during World War II - and then, after the war, to the day when she receives a letter Rachel, her birth mother, and they are finally reunited. Letter from the author to booksellers laid in. Author's note. 309 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78083
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  • Brown, Marcia.
    BACKBONE OF THE KING: The Story of Paka'a and His Son Ku.

    Edition: First thus- originally published in 1966.

    Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1984. dj. Hardcover - Includes many woodcuts by the author, based on her experiences during a stay in the Hawaiian islands. 16 page glossary . A very attractive book.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (some short closed tears to the dj.)

    Book ID: 15826
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  • Brown, Marcia.
    BACKBONE OF THE KING: The Story of Paka'a and His Son Ku.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 1966. Hardcover first edition - Includes many woodcuts by the author, based on her experiences during a stay in the Hawaiian islands. Includes a 16 page glossary,

    Condition: Ex-school library with signs of a pocket on front endpaper, discard stamp on title page, but overwise in very good to near fine condition in illustrated library binding. Many pages still unopened, indicating that this copy has never been read.

    Book ID: 15391
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  • GAME FACE: A Ben McMillan Hawaiian Mystery. by Brown, Mark.
    Brown, Mark.
    GAME FACE: A Ben McMillan Hawaiian Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Woodbridge, Connecticut: Ox Bow Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, introducing Ben McMillan, ex-Kona detective, Maui surf shop owner, who is preparing for Ironman triatholon when he receives an urgent call. His former partner's wife has been raped and murdered and Ben's help is needed. 297 pp. ISBN: 0-918024927.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70241
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  • AMERICAN POLYNESIA AND THE HAWAIIAN CHAIN. by Bryan, Jr., Edwin H.
    Bryan, Jr., Edwin H.
    AMERICAN POLYNESIA AND THE HAWAIIAN CHAIN.

    Edition: First thus.

    Honolulu: Tongg Publishing Co., 1942. Hardcover - Originally published in 1941 as "American Polynesia, this revised and enlarged edition adds 11 chapters on the northwestern Hawaiian islands and one on Wake Island, as well as an expanded bibliography. These islands in the Central Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Samoa were mostly uninhabited, and were exploited for guano in the 19th century, but with the rise of air travel and especially the war with Japan in the Pacific they took on added importance. Illustrated with photographs and many maps. Index. 253 pp

    Condition: Good overall in green cloth with black lettering (corners somewhat bumped, offsetting to endpapers, but contents are clean)

    Book ID: 60419
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  • THE STONE OF KANNON. by Bushnell, O. A.
    Bushnell, O. A.
    THE STONE OF KANNON.

    Edition: First printing.

    Honolulu, Published for the Friends of the Library of Hawaii by the University Press of Hawaii, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which tells the story of the first Japanese contract laborers who were imported in 1868 to work on the sugar plantations of Hawaii. ISBN: 0-8248-06638.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (1979 date on front endpaper, a few light foxing spots to edge textblock, short tear to bottom edge of front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 80010
    Keywords: Hawaii and Pacific
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  • THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF HAWAII. by Bushnell, O. A., Gavin Daws, and Andrew Berger.
    Bushnell, O. A., Gavin Daws, and Andrew Berger.
    THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF HAWAII.

    Edition: First printing, a large square format trade paperback.

    Hong Kong [Honolulu]: Island Heritage Limited, 1970. First edition - Includes information on the islands, the holidays, fishes, local expressions, kings and queens, sugar, society, much more. Illustrated in full color by Joseph Feher, Martin Charlot, Bjorne Skrimstad, and Rogelio Suga - including strking paintings of native birds, plants and fishes. Maps, suggestions for further reading. The second book in the project that produced 'The Hawaiians,' this is relatively uncommon in the first edition. 72pp. ISBN: 0-896100340.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated covers.

    Book ID: 84394
    Keywords: Hawaii and Pacific
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  • YESTERDAY AT KALAUPAPA: A Saga of Pain and Joy. by Cahill, Emmett.
    Cahill, Emmett.
    YESTERDAY AT KALAUPAPA: A Saga of Pain and Joy.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Honolulu, Hawaii: Editions Limited, (1991.). A beautiful book, illustrating through many photographs a unique history - that of the "Molokai Leprosy Colony" in the Hawaiian Islands,where over a period of 125 years, over 7,000 of the afflicted were involuntarily confined for life. Included are chapters on the building of the first church by Protestant missionaries at Siloama, the coming of Father Damien and Brother Dutton,the work of Mother Marianne and her nuns, the failure of the US research station, but most of all, this is full of photographs of the residents themselves. Chronology, bibliography, index. 114 pp. Slightly oversized format, printed on glossy stock. Maps inside covers. ISBN: 0-935180-826.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 43122
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  • Carroll, Rick (collected by).
    HAWAI'I'S BEST SPOOKY TALES: Local True Spine Tinglers.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Honolulu, The Best Press, (1997.). First edition - Stories of inexplicable encounters, childhood experiences, family stories spanning generations, written by many Hawai'ians. Includes a 'guide to spooky places' - a listing of sites on the various islands which have a spiritual or mystical significance. Illustrated, maps. 160 pp plus the 18 pp guide. ISBN: 1-57306-0313.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 29220
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  • CHORIS AND KAMEHAMEHA. by Charlot, Jean.
    Charlot, Jean.
    CHORIS AND KAMEHAMEHA.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1958. First edition - Five studies of Kamehameha I and the illustrations of Louis Choris, artist with the Von Kotzebue expedition in 1816 (including two previously unpublished pieces) A history of the only known painting of Kamehameha, Hawaii's first King by Charlot,who is himself a well-know artist as well as a professor at The University of Hawaii. Includes black and white reproductions of many of Choris's paintings in addition to details of the Kamehameha portrait. Notes. 65 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 47643
    Keywords: art, Hawaii and Pacific
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  • KILL 'EM WITH KINDNESS. by Christine, Lou.
    Christine, Lou.
    KILL 'EM WITH KINDNESS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Kihei: Franklin Press of Hawai'i, (1992). SIGNED first edition - A "contemporary Hawaiian adventure" set on the big island as Kilauea is about to erupt. INSCRIBED on the title page. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-963758101.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84078
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  • Coulter, John Wesley.
    THE DRAMA OF FIJI. A Contemporary History.

    Edition: First edition.

    Rutland, VT: Tuttle, 1967. Hardcover first edition - Includes many photographs, fold-out maps.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustwrapper (2 closed tears, little edgewear.)

    Book ID: 1898
    Keywords: Hawaii and Pacific
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  • SANFORD BALLARD DOLE AND HIS HAWAII - With an analysis of Justice Dole's legal opinions by Samuel B. Kemp. by Damon, Ethel M.
    Damon, Ethel M.
    SANFORD BALLARD DOLE AND HIS HAWAII - With an analysis of Justice Dole's legal opinions by Samuel B. Kemp.

    Edition: First printing.

    Palo Alto, California: Published for the Hawaiian Historical Society by Pacific Books, (1957.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of the governor of the Provisional Government and Republic and the first territorial governor of Hawaii, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawaii - and a man who was responsible for negotiating Hawaii's annexation by the US. While detailed and well-researched, this is an uncritical look at Dole, which presents him as a "great American." 30 black and white photographs and illustrations.ndex. xiv, 394 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a fair only dust jacket (tear on front cover of dj, large chip to back cover, some rubbing to dj.)

    Book ID: 47644
    Keywords: Hawaii and Pacific
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  • Darwin, Charles.
    WHAT DARWIN SAW IN HIS VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD IN THE SHIP BEAGLE.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Weathervane Books, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - Facsimile reprint of edition of 1879 which consisted of excerpts from "The Voyage of the Beagle" designed to interest children in the study of natural history. Illustrated. An attractive book.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dustjacket (closed tears.)

    Book ID: 4537
    Keywords: Hawaii and Pacific
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  • SONG OF THE EXILE. by Davenport, Kiana.
    Davenport, Kiana.
    SONG OF THE EXILE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel set in the turbulent years of World War II through Hawaii's complex journey to statehood - days before Pearl Harbor, "two people meet in Honolulu almost by chance: Keo, a gifted jazz trumpeter native to the islands, and Sunny, a fiercely independent beauty of Hawaiian and Korean heritage. Keo's music takes him from the back alleys of Honolulu to the hidden jazz clubs of New Orleans - and, ultimately, to pre-war Paris, where Sunny joins him, even as the Nazis prepare to march into the doomed city. Caught in the tides of history, the lovers flee separately to the seething chaos of Shanghai, where Sunny searches for the…

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    New York: Ballantine, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel set in the turbulent years of World War II through Hawaii's complex journey to statehood - days before Pearl Harbor, "two people meet in Honolulu almost by chance: Keo, a gifted jazz trumpeter native to the islands, and Sunny, a fiercely independent beauty of Hawaiian and Korean heritage. Keo's music takes him from the back alleys of Honolulu to the hidden jazz clubs of New Orleans - and, ultimately, to pre-war Paris, where Sunny joins him, even as the Nazis prepare to march into the doomed city. Caught in the tides of history, the lovers flee separately to the seething chaos of Shanghai, where Sunny searches for the sister she has never known. Captured by the Japanese, Sunny descends into a place of unimagined horror and violation. Keo mounts a desperate campaign to find her--a heroic effort that becomes his destiny." Glossary.Cover praise from such diverse writers as Isabel Allende, Normal Mailer and Gloria Steinem. 360 pp. ISBN: 0-345425391.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82337
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  • SHOAL OF TIME, A HISTORY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. by Daws, Gavan.
    Daws, Gavan.
    SHOAL OF TIME, A HISTORY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

    Edition: Large trade paperback.

    Honolulu, University Press of Hawaii, 1974. The classic history of Hawaii. Includes a bibliography, extensive notes, index. 494 pages. ISBN: 0-8248-03248.

    Condition: Good+ condition.(some wear to the covers, binding tight and contents clean.)

    Book ID: 56172
    Keywords: Hawaii and Pacific
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  • SHOAL OF TIME, A HISTORY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. by Daws, Gavan.
    Daws, Gavan.
    SHOAL OF TIME, A HISTORY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

    Edition: Large trade paperback.

    Honolulu, University Press of Hawaii, 1974. The classic history of Hawaii. Includes a bibliography, extensive notes, index. 494 pages. ISBN: 0-8248-03248.

    Condition: Very near fine .

    Book ID: 58455
    Keywords: Hawaii and Pacific
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  • SHOAL OF TIME, A HISTORY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. by Daws, Gavan.
    Daws, Gavan.
    SHOAL OF TIME, A HISTORY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

    Edition: Large trade paperback.

    Honolulu, University Press of Hawaii, 1974. The classic history of Hawaii. Includes a bibliography, extensive notes, index. 494 pages. ISBN: 0-8248-03248.

    Condition: Very good minus condition.(peeled spot on spine, but binding tight and contents clean.)

    Book ID: 58283
    Keywords: Hawaii and Pacific
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