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  • LIGHT IN THE MOUNTAIN. by Anderson, Margaret J.
    Anderson, Margaret J.
    LIGHT IN THE MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1982.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of the early history of the Maori in New Zealand, spanning one hundred years, and telling the story of the lives of two incredible women. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page "For Becky, Merry Christmas and best wishes" and dated in 1992. 177 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 0-394947916.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (bookseller's black line on bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 42499
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  • THE TATTOO ARTIST. by Ciment, Jill.
    Ciment, Jill.
    THE TATTOO ARTIST.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pantheon, (2005). SIGNED first edition - Her third novel, one which spans much of the 20th century as it tells the story of a woman, the daughter of Jewish immigrants, and a noted artist who returns to New York city in 1970 after spending 30 years on a remote island in the South Pacific. SIGNED on the half title page. Publisher's letter laid in. 211 pp.

    Condition: Fine in pale green printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 81075
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  • THE TATTOO ARTIST. by Ciment, Jill.
    Ciment, Jill.
    THE TATTOO ARTIST.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pantheon, (2005). SIGNED first edition - Her third novel, one which spans much of the 20th century as it tells the story of a woman, the daughter of Jewish immigrants, and a noted artist who returns to New York city in 1970 after spending 30 years on a remote island in the South Pacific. SIGNED on the title page. 211 pp.

    Condition: Very good in pale green printed wrappers (lower corner near spine slightly bumped, with some light creasing to front cover).

    Book ID: 81076
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  • Goerner, Fred.
    THE SEARCH FOR AMELIA EARHART.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1966. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page. Photographs, index. 326 pgs. An interesting book, whether or not you agree with the conclusions reached by the author.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good+ dustjacket (prev owner's name, 2 closed tears and light edgewear to dj.) A nice copy of this book.

    Book ID: 12496
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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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  • THE MAGIC JAW BONE: A Book of Fairy Tales from the South Sea Islands. by [Neill, John R., illustrator] James, Hartwell.
    [Neill, John R., illustrator] James, Hartwell.
    THE MAGIC JAW BONE: A Book of Fairy Tales from the South Sea Islands.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, (1906.). Hardcover first edition - Three stories from the Maori of New Zealand, edited with an introduction by Hartwell James with forty illustrations by John R. Neill (best known for his illustrations for the Wizard of Oz books). An appealing small volume, one of several titles in Altemus's Fairy Tale Series. The full page drawings have frames composed of small pictures of items important to the Maori culture, and in addition to these and the smaller entexte pictures, there are illustrated initials at the beginning of each chapter, headers at the beginning of each story, and many other decorative elements. Printed with red borders at the top of each page, red highlighting and decorations throughout. 106 pp plus 2 pp of publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Near very good in illustrated tan cloth - the signatures are stapled rather than sewn and the center sheet from one of the signatures (pp 37-40) has become loose. Gift inscription on front endpaper. Very uncommon, and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 36995
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  • THE THREE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK. by Paluka, Frank.
    Paluka, Frank.
    THE THREE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK.

    Edition: First printing.

    Pittsburgh, PA: Beta Phi Mu, 1974. Hardcover first edition - Number 10 in the series of chapbooks issued by Beta Phi Mu, the library science honorary fraternity. This gives a narrative overview of James Cook's three voyages (from 1768-1777, 1772-1775 and 1776 to 1780) and comments on the best of the many works which study the voyages. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Cook and three maps. Index. One of 5500 copies, designed, printed and bound by the Lakeside Press. xiv, 80 pp. ISBN: 0-910230102.

    Condition: Fine in brown cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine, large gilt anchor on front cover.

    Book ID: 39456
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  • MOTOO EETEE: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World. by Rogers, Irv. C.
    Rogers, Irv. C.
    MOTOO EETEE: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World.

    Edition: First edition.

    Ithaca, New York: McBooks Press, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a grim story of survival set in 1820 on a tiny island in the South Pacific. The Dove, loaded with sealskins and oil, is en route to China from the rocky islands far south of New Zealand, but when a fierce gale wrecks the Dove, only four men make it ashore. Glossary. 386 pp. ISBN: 1590130189.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43964
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  • HULL-DOWN FOR ACTION. by Sperry, Armstrong.
    Sperry, Armstrong.
    HULL-DOWN FOR ACTION.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, n.d. (c 1945.). Hardcover - Adventure story set in the South Pacific during World War II - on the same day that the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Judd Anders and his friends are set adrift on a raft, as their ship is taken over by the Japanese and German crew members. Illustrated by the author. 213 pp. Reprint for The Parents' Institute, Inc as a title in the 'Teen-age Mystery Classics' series, no date (only orig copyright), probably late 50's or early 60's, bound in dark blue cloth with red magnifying glass on front cover with 'Teen-age Mystery Classics' inside, red panel with title in dark blue on spine. One of a series of books published in a uniform binding.

    Condition: Very good condition.

    Book ID: 39622
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  • THE WRECKER. by Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894) and Lloyd Osbourne.
    Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894) and Lloyd Osbourne.
    THE WRECKER.

    Edition: Early printing

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. Hardcover - An attractive early edition of one of Stevenson's later novels, written while he was living in the South Pacific and originally published in 1892. Illustrated with a frontispice (tissue guard still present) and 6 inserted full plates. 553 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in dark green cloth covers with gilt letter, top edge gilt.

    Book ID: 43143
    Keywords: Classics, south pacific
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  • THE BEACH OF FALESA. (based on a story by Robert Louis Stevenson.) by Thomas, Dylan.
    Thomas, Dylan.
    THE BEACH OF FALESA. (based on a story by Robert Louis Stevenson.)

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1964.). Hardcover first edition - Although this is a screenplay, it is printed in an easy to read and narrative format. 124 pp.

    Condition: Very good in yellow boards with silver lettering on the spine, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33584
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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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  • JOYCE OF SECRET SQUADRON: A Captain Midnight Adventure. by Winterbotham, R. R.
    Winterbotham, R. R.
    JOYCE OF SECRET SQUADRON: A Captain Midnight Adventure.

    Edition: First edition.

    Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., (1942) dj. Hardcover first edition - World War II adventure novel for young adults, set on a hidden air force base in teh South Pacific. Authorized Edition, Based on the Famous Radio Series "Captain Midnight". Eighteen black and white illustrations by Erwin L. Darwin. 251 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Good in a good+ dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 74333
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