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  • THE SOUTH PACIFIC - 1939. by Guletz, Scotty.
    Guletz, Scotty.
    THE SOUTH PACIFIC - 1939.

    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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  • Osbun, Albert (Edited by John Haskell Kemble.)
    TO CALIFORNIA AND THE SOUTH SEAS. The Diary of Albert G. Osbun, 1849-1851.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1966. dj. Hardcover first edition - Osbun was an Ohio doctor who traveled to California during the height of the Gold rush, as one of the leaders of a mining company. His two-year journal supplies an excellent account of both Gold Rush California and of the Pacific Islanders he encountered. It covers the ocean passage from New York to San Francisco, by way of Panama, mining on the upper Sacramento and Yuba rivers, and his expedition to buy pigs, chickens, yams and other produce for the San Francisco market from the natives of the Pacific Islands and his return by way of Mexico. Photo frontispiece, maps, several appendices with additional information on the places,…

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    San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1966. dj. Hardcover first edition - Osbun was an Ohio doctor who traveled to California during the height of the Gold rush, as one of the leaders of a mining company. His two-year journal supplies an excellent account of both Gold Rush California and of the Pacific Islanders he encountered. It covers the ocean passage from New York to San Francisco, by way of Panama, mining on the upper Sacramento and Yuba rivers, and his expedition to buy pigs, chickens, yams and other produce for the San Francisco market from the natives of the Pacific Islands and his return by way of Mexico. Photo frontispiece, maps, several appendices with additional information on the places, persons and ships mentioned in the diary. Index. 233 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, slight loss of paper at the upper corner).

    Book ID: 27698
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  • SAMOAN HERBAL MEDICINE: 'O La'au ma Vai Fofo o Samoa. by Whistler, Dr. W. Arthur.
    Whistler, Dr. W. Arthur.
    SAMOAN HERBAL MEDICINE: 'O La'au ma Vai Fofo o Samoa.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Honolulu, Isle Botanica - published for O le Siosiomaga Society, Inc, of Western Samoa, (1996). First edition - Includes information on traditional and modern Samoan medicine and Samoan medicinal plants. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Preface, bibliography, indexes to Scientific Names, and Samoan Names. Glossary of Samoan medical terms. Maps inside covers. 116 pp. ISBN: 0-964542625.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55903
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