Ten Years in South Central Polynesia: Being Reminiscences of a Personal Mission to the Friendly Islands and Their Dependencies.

West, Rev. Thomas.

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11"x15" foldout map with recent volcanic eruptions indicated in color. Frontis. Portrait of George Tubou, King of Tonga. Double page map (pg. 148). West voyaged to Tonga in 1845. He provides a careful account of political affairs in the islands, along with good descriptive chapters on the island. Geology and recent volcanic events are also discussed. Two appendices on the Tongan language. *** 500pp. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBP-06937

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Title: Ten Years in South Central Polynesia: Being ...
Publisher: James Nisbet & Co.
Publication Date: 1865
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
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West, Rev. Thomas
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Book Description London James Nisbet & Co. 1865., 1865. Contains a Tonguese grammar & remarks on the Tonguese language. Condition: ex-library copy w/some library marks & bookplate. Lacks both maps & 1st free endpaper. Internally, very good. Illustrated by Frontispiece portrait. 1st edition. Binding is cloth. Seller Inventory # 000894

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West, Reverend Thomas
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Book Description London; James Nisbet & Company, 1865., 1865. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Large octavo. Xv , 500 pp. Frontispiece portrait engraving of George Tubou, King of the Friendly Islands, plus folding map of the Islands.Book Condition: Very Good. Original blindstamped purple cloth with gilt titles. Glossary and language notes to rear. Sunned to spine & corners and showing wear with minor loss head of spine. Inscribed by the Author to ffep. Many pages unopened; sporadic foxing mainly to front pages and including verso frontispiece. Scarce in original edition. Seller Inventory # 851

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West, Rev. Thomas West
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Book Description James Nisbet & Co, London, 1865. Hard Back a/f. First Edition. 500 pages + i + xv front + 2 folding maps. Binding is the original embossed brown buckram, in poor condition, front/spine loose, missing half of spine. Contents fair/good. Mostly good clean pages, engraved frontis portrait of George Tubou, King of the Friendly Islands very clear, a few minor fox dots. Folding map front fair/good, minor edge tears not reaching map & minor edge paper ageing, black/white with volcanoes hand coloured. The 2 page map of Vavau Harbour fair, no tears minor page ageing. Gift inscription on endpaper "Presented to R. ------ By the Hackney Branch Wesleyan ---- Missionary Society, H. Pearson , Hon Sec." in this book West tells how he sailed for Tonga on the "General Hewitt" in 1845, rescuing 4 starving seamen at sea, stopping at Sydney and Auckland ( inc. a war chiefs meeting in Auckland) on the way. West also describes Fiji ( he visited Fiji on his voyage home), arriving Tonga in 1846 and spent 10 years as a missionary. He explains the History of Tonga and the King , the political affairs in the islands, a description on the islands including Geology, recent accounts of volcanic activity, his personal observations on the life & death he encountered, missionary work, Effects of the French Treaty. etc. etc. & two appendices rear on the Tonguese Language and Grammar. The author notes in the preface that the publication was delayed for several years due to his Wesleyan Missionary compilations/translations of various works, for the Tonga nation, including the translation of the Bible into Tongan for the British and Foreign Bible Society . So a rare complete edition with ORIGINAL maps in fair overall condition, or a good reading copy in need of rebinding, with most pages in very good condition, some pages with corner folding, dirt etc. Please note; this is a heavy book weighing about 2. kilo with packing so postal surcharge outside EU (Europe) (too heavy for Canada). Any queries please email. 15 x 22.5cm Approx. Seller Inventory # 001304

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Book Description James Nisbet & Co, 1865. 1st Ed. xv + 500pp. Port frontis., double page map, folding map. Some light marginal browning, hinges weakening, original gilt lettered cloth with triple blind rule edged boards, spine sl. chipped. With two appendices on the Tonguese Language. US$173. Seller Inventory # 207862

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Book Description James Nisbet & Co., London, 1865. Hardcover. Condition: Good+. First Edition. Clean brown cloth with gilt title on spine. Interior of text is tight and clean. Complete edition with original maps. Illustrated with a portrait of the King of the Friendly Islands, a fold out map of Tonga and a double page map of "Harbour of Vavau". (vx) , 500pp. Covers have edge wear mainly to spine ends and rubbed front corners. Fold out map has an edge tear and is mended with transparent mending tissue. Free front end paper removed. The appendix contains Preliminary Remarks on the Tonguese Language and The Tonguese Grammar. South Seas, Polynesia; Portrait and Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 500 pages. Seller Inventory # 17041

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Book Description London: James Nisbet & Co., 1865. First edition pp.xv, 500, frontispiece, folding map. A very good copy bound in modern half-calf, cloth boards. Minor spotting to title and final pages. Seller Inventory # 116862

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Book Description 1865. Condition: Good. London 1865 first edition James Nisbet. Hardcover. Large octavo, 500pp., frontis portrait of King of Friendly Islands, large foldout map with some color detail, double page map in text,Tonguese Language notes and grammar in appendix, original boards with later paper spine and original printed spine lettering remounted. One library blind stamp in text. Good, inner hinges cracked, a few pages with some foxing or staining, professional repair on top corner of title page and next page, corners worn. Fascinating Reading. Seller Inventory # a83657

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Book Description London: James Nisbet & Co., 1865., 1865. Hardcover. 8vo. pp. xv, 500. with half-title. engraved frontis. portrait of George Tubou, King of the Friendly Islands. 2 lithographed maps (1 folding & partly coloured, the other double-page). original blind-stamped cloth (extremities bit rubbed & frayed, the large map cut along horizontal fold, probably by the binder, with slight loss). First Edition. The appendix contains Preliminary Remarks on the Tonguese Language and The Tonguese Grammar. The author notes in the preface that the publication of this book was delayed for several years while he was engaged in the compilation and translation of various works, published for the benefit of the Tonguese, by the Wesleyan Missionary Society, and in the completion of a translation of the entire Bible into Tongan, under the direction of the British and Foreign Bible Society. Having received his missionary appointment, West set sail for Tonga in 1845, stopping at Sydney and Auckland on the way. West also describes Fiji, which he visited on the return home. Bagnall 5985. Hill p. 323 (mentions only 1 map). Seller Inventory # PSTnWEST45

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