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  • SATUILA oder vom Zauber der Sudsee by Bethge, Hans (1876-1946)
    Bethge, Hans (1876-1946)
    SATUILA oder vom Zauber der Sudsee

    Edition: First edition.

    Berlin: Morawe und Scheffelt, 1918. Hardcover first edition - A story in Polynesia by this German poet - laid in is a slip which notes "Dieses Buch wurde als Blockbuch gedruckt, es darf daher an den Seiten nicht ausgeschnitten werden" (This book was printed as a block book, it must therefore not be cut out on the sides.) Small format. 57 pp plus colophon: "Das Buch wurde wahrend des grossen krieges in der druckerei des Deutschen Kommunalverlags in Berlin-Friedenau gedruckt (The book was printed during the great war in the print shop of the German municipal publishing house in Berlin-Friedenau)" Although not one of the numbered 200 copies, this is bound in brown leather with gilt lettering on the spine, narrow gilt bands on cover.

    Condition: Near fine (bookplate) in a near fine stapled cardboard slipcase.

    Book ID: 82456
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  • THE SOUTH PACIFIC - 1939. by Guletz, Scotty.
    Guletz, Scotty.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vantage Press, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - In 1939, Scotty Guletz took leave of his job as a newspaper reporter to live on a tiny island group in the Pacific South Seas and record and photograph life there. He lived as a native, made friends and was treated as one of the tribe, albeit one of the elite. On these islands rarely visited by outsiders, Guletz kept a detailed, chronological and insightful recording of the natives' daily lifestyle, including their religious and cultural beliefs and practices, their languages and their activities. INSCRIBED by author on the front endpaper "with a fond aloha" (signed as 'South Seas Scotty') and dated in 2000 With photographs, glossary. 179 pgs. ISBN: 0-533-128544.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some discoloration from binder's glue in gutters, minor edgewear to dj) - overall a tight and clean copy of a book which has become harder to find.

    Book ID: 81592
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  • Headley, John M.; Campbell, I. C.; Stearns, Peter N. ; O'Brian, Patrick Carl and Desnoyers, Charles, contributors.
    JOURNAL OF WORLD HISTORY, Volume 8, Number 1, Spring 1997.

    Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1997. Official journal of the World History Association, published twice a year. Articles by the above contributors include a studies of Venice's cartographers in the 16th century, the Polynesian-European culture contacts, and expansion and 19th century Chinese missions abroad.

    Condition: Fine in glossy blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 12719
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  • TYPEE: A Peep at Polynesian Life During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas by Melville, Herman.
    Melville, Herman.
    TYPEE: A Peep at Polynesian Life During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas

    Edition: First thus.

    West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, 1962. Hardcover first edition - An attractive edition of this classic novel, based upon Melville's own experiences in 1842, when he and a companion jumped ship in the Marquesas. Designed by Bradbury Thompson, this limited edition features illustrations reproduced from the Iconographic Encyclopedia of Science, Literature, and Art, 1846. 324 pp plus final illustrations and colophon. Bound in quarter cowhide leather with the title stamped in gold over deorated paper boards. Slipcase reproduces the illustrations on the endpapers.

    Condition: Fine in very good slipcase (some toning to the slipcase) Signed presentation slip tipped onto front endpaper.

    Book ID: 67827
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  • Silverman, David,

    Edition: First printing.

    Cleveland, World , 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - Described on the dustjacket as 'A complete account of the eventual fate and mystery of the Bounty mutineers, the revolt of the harem, and the turbule nt lives of their descendants, from 1790 until today' this is actually a rather comprehensive look at life on a remote island. Foreword by Luis Marden. Illustrated, map endpapers, bibliography, index. 258 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 24687
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