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Captain Cook's South Sea Island Vocabularies.

Lanyon-Orgill, Peter A. (ed).

Published by Publ. by the author., London., 1979
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Very good. Cloth 8vo. Vocabularies collected on Cook's three voyages by various participants. These cover Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, Easter Island, Hawaii, and the Marquesas, as well as the Pacific coast of the Americas, Kamchatka, Japan, and more. The vocabularies are listed in three (sometimes four) columns: the original, the English, and a modern equivalent. It contains material from the Lanyon Manuscript, a collection of original documents made by the author's ancestor (who sailed on the 2nd and 3rd voyages). The manuscript had been transcribed in preparation for publication, but was subsequently lost in a dispute with creditors and Scottish authorities. 287pp. > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBP-16083

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Title: Captain Cook's South Sea Island Vocabularies...

Publisher: Publ. by the author., London.

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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