Polynesian Researches During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the Society and Sandwich Islands.... Polynesian Researches During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the Society and Sandwich Islands.... Polynesian Researches During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the Society and Sandwich Islands....

Polynesian Researches During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the Society and Sandwich Islands. 4-vol. set (Complete)

Ellis, William

Published by Fisher, Son, & Jackson, London, 1834
Condition: fair Hardcover

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12mo. XVI, 414, 438, 407, 471pp. 3/4 crushed morocco over decorative cloth. Frontispiece portrait of Pomare. Engraved half-title page in each volume. Fascinating narrative of the author's journey in Polynesia where he spent a number of years, endeavoring to promote the knowledge of Christianity among the natives. While engaged in this pursuit, Ellis regarded it as perfectly consistent with his office, and compatible with its duties, to collect information on various subjects relative to the country and its inhabitants. Although circumscribed in geographical extent, and comparatively insignificant in amount of population, the Society and Sandwich Islands have been regarded with unusual interest ever since their discovery. The descriptions given to the public, of the loveliness of their general appearance and the peculiar character and engaging manners of their inhabitants, have excited a strong desire to obtain additional information relative to the varied natural phenomena of the Islands themselves, the early history; the moral, intellectual, and physical character of the people, and the nature of their ancient institutions. This study is profusely illustrated with 1 folding chart, 2 folding maps, and numerous wood and steel engravings. Some age-wear on binding with spines and joints heavily rubbed, with abrasion on morocco. Closed tears on joints, but boards holding firmly. Previous owners' bookplates on inside of front boards, free front endpapers and rear endpapers. The folding chart is a facsimile of the original one, which was missing in this work. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Bindings in overall fair, interior in good+ to very good condition. Second edition completely revised and greatly expanded. Bookseller Inventory # 27655

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Title: Polynesian Researches During a Residence of ...

Publisher: Fisher, Son, & Jackson, London

Publication Date: 1834

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fair

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