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TAHITI Voyage through Paradise

By: Eggleston, George T.

Price: $23.77

Publisher: New York, Devin-Adair Company: 1953

Order Number: 10977

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Small open tears to DJ. Wear to extremities and corners bumped; There are several Tahitian islands which take months to visit. Or you could read this book ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 252 pages View more info

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A VAGABOND IN FIJI

By: Foster, Harry L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co: 1927

Order Number: 3033

Condition: Very Good


Back hinge started. Spine a bit slanted. Gilt lettering and gilt spine lettering a bit faded ; Ex-Lib; 8vo; 309 pages View more info

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A VAGABOND IN FIJI

By: Foster, Harry L.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co: 1927

Order Number: 3034

Condition: Very Good+


Light wear to spine ends. Gilt spine lettering a bit faded. Bookplate; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 309 pages View more info

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OCEANIA

By: Fox, Frank

Price: $140.00

Publisher: London, A & C Black: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 8131

Condition: Very Good+


Boards with light rubbing to extremities and with minute tears to bottom spine; 32 plates from watercolors by several artists. Including detailed fold out map at rear ; Peeps At Many Lands; 8vo; 204 pages View more info

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IN THE TRACKS OF THE TRADES The Account of a Fourteen Thousand Mile Yachting Cruise to the Hawaiis, Marquesas, Societies, Samoas and Fijis

By: Freeman, Lewis R.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 13714

Condition: Very Good+


Boards a bit darkened and with light wear to extremities; A boat trip to many notable points south; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 380 pages View more info

Image for ANATOMY OF PARADISE Hawaii and the Islands of the South Seas

ANATOMY OF PARADISE Hawaii and the Islands of the South Seas

By: Furnas, J. C.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, William Sloane Associates, Inc.: 1948

Order Number: 7149

Condition: Very Good+


Boards with light wear to extremities; In the immediate postwar era, Hawaii and the South Sea Islands were an uneasy combination of the traditional and the encroachment of the modern world, as author Furnas relates. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 542 pages View more info

Image for GARDENS OF WAR Life and Death in the New Guinea Stone Age

GARDENS OF WAR Life and Death in the New Guinea Stone Age

By: Gardner, Robert; Heider, Karl G.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 8685

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Numerous photogravures, mostly from the early 1960s, tell the story of these tribespeople of New Guinea, virtually untouched by "civilization"; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 184 pages View more info

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ISLAND AT THE END OF THE WORLD

By: Gorsky, Bernard

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1966

Order Number: 15108

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ with very light shelfwear; Searching Polynesia for truly unspoiled lands, with surprising contrasts and conclusions ; Color Photographs; 8vo; 171 pages View more info

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WE CHOSE THE ISLANDS A Six-Year Adventure in the Gilberts

By: Grimble, Sir Arthur

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1952

Order Number: 7458

Condition: Very Good+


Very light wear to boards. ; A companion volume to "Return to the Islands, " the two describe Author Grimble's extended sojourn in the Gilbert Islands.; 8vo; 340 pages View more info

Image for RETURN TO THE ISLANDS Life and Legends in the Gilberts

RETURN TO THE ISLANDS Life and Legends in the Gilberts

By: Grimble, Sir Arthur

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1957

Order Number: 7360

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Chipping and very small open tears to top of DJ spine. Browning to spine and edges of DJ. ; One of the areas most well known raconteurs returns to the islands with this delightful adventure; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 215 pages View more info

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WE CHOSE THE ISLANDS A Six-Year Adventure in the Gilberts

By: Grimble, Sir Arthur

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1952

Order Number: 19090

Condition: Very Good+


Very light wear to boards. ; A companion volume to "Return to the Islands, " the two describe Author Grimble's extended sojourn in the Gilbert Islands.; 8vo; 340 pages View more info

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FATU-HIVA Back to Nature

By: Heyerdahl, Thor

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1974

Edition: First American Edition

Order Number: 18411

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


White DJ a bit browned; Author Heyerdahl spent the year 1936 with his bride in the remote Marquesas Islands. Despite illness and depredation, they found the serenity they were seeking - this is a modern Robinson Crusoe story ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 276 pages View more info

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AKU-AKU The Secret of Easter Island

By: Heyerdahl, Thor

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Rand Mcnally & Company: 1958

Edition: Book Club Edition

Order Number: 17147

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ with a bit browning and small chipping to spine ends ; Book Club edition. The mystery of Easter Island is examined by noted explorer Heyerdahl. ; Color Photographs; 8vo; 384 pages View more info

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AKU-AKU The Secret of Easter Island

By: Heyerdahl, Thor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Rand Mcnally & Company: 1958

Edition: Book Club Edition

Order Number: 7116

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


DJ in tatters. Sticker residue in front endpaper. ; Book Club edition. The mystery of Easter Island is examined by noted explorer Heyerdahl. Laid in is a four page booklet from the book club about the book itself, as well as a photograph and a postcard; Color Photographs; 8vo; 384 pages View more info

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LOAFING THROUGH THE PACIFIC

By: Humphrey, Seth K

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Penn Publishing Company: 1929

Order Number: 7406

Condition: Very Good+


Gilt spine lettering faded. Light wear to spine ends; Maps in endpapers show the trek of author Humphrey, who meandered through the region and recorded his observations. Green decorative boards with gilt lettering and pictorial design; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 306 pages View more info

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PATROLLING IN PAPUA

By: Humphries, W. R.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1923

Order Number: 15110

Condition: Very Good+


Boards with light wear to extremities; The world's second largest island, at the time of writing was administered by thirty Army officers ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 287 pages View more info

Image for SOUTH PACIFIC A TO Z Australia, New Zealand, the Tropic Isles of Fiji, New Caledonia, the Samoas, Tahiti, Tonga - and Hawaii

SOUTH PACIFIC A TO Z Australia, New Zealand, the Tropic Isles of Fiji, New Caledonia, the Samoas, Tahiti, Tonga - and Hawaii

By: Kane, Robert S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday & Company: 1966

Order Number: 16949

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


; B&W Photographs; 8vo View more info

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HEITERE TAGE MIT BRAUNEN MENSCHEN

By: Katz, Richard

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Berlin, Ullstein: 1930

Edition: First Edition (?)

Order Number: 1542

Condition: Very Good


Spine a bit sunned and slightly cocked. Boards with light rubbing to extremities; In German; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 239 pages View more info

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AMERIKA SAMOA An Anthropological Photo Essay

By: Koehler Sutter, Frederic

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press: 1984

Order Number: 18413

ISBN: 0824809904

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light shelfwear and chips to DJ ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 128 pages View more info

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ARTS OF THE SOUTH SEAS

By: Linton, Ralph; Wingert, Paul; & D'Harnoncourt, Rene

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Museum of Modern Art: 1946

Order Number: 10984

Condition: Very Good-


Front board detached but present. ; Profusely illustrated and detailed ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 199 pages View more info

Image for PACIFIC HORIZONS The Exploration of the Pacific before Captain Cook

PACIFIC HORIZONS The Exploration of the Pacific before Captain Cook

By: Lloyd, Christopher

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, George Allen and Unwin Ltd.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 18417

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ browned and with light chipping along edges. Price clipped. Boards browned along edges and with one corner lightly bumped; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 188 pages View more info

Image for LONELY VIGIL Coastwatchers of the Solomons

LONELY VIGIL Coastwatchers of the Solomons

By: Lord, Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1977

Edition: Book Club Edition

Order Number: 10980

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ tattered and taped. ; Author Lord, best known for books about the Titanic, here describes operations behind Japanese lines during World War II; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 272 pages View more info

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QUEEN SALOTE & HER KINGDOM

By: Luke, Sir Harry

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Putnam: 1954

Order Number: 4587

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Light wear to DJ. Slight tanning to endpapers. Small stamp on front endpaper; The world's tallest queen (six feet three inches) , a disappearing island, and a visit from Queen Elizabeth enliven this tale of the Polynesian kingdom of Tonga; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 136 pages View more info

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TAHITI DAYS

By: MacQuarrie, Hector

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, George H Doran Company: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 7479

Condition: Very Good-


Moderate wear and darkening to boards. Former owner's stamp on front endpaper; From the foreword: "...feeling hopeless and ill, I went to the South Seas to get well. I did. " ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 266 pages View more info

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VOUZA And the Solomon Islands

By: MacQuarrie, Hector

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1948

Order Number: 15117

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light wear and small chips to DJ. Price clipped; Author MacQuarrie was a colonial administrator for the British government assigned to the island of Vanikoro. His adventures must be read to be believed; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 261 pages View more info

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TAHITI DAYS

By: MacQuarrie, Hector

Price: $27.37

Publisher: New York, George H Doran Company: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 8690

Condition: Very Good


Spine lettering faded. Binding not tight; Publisher logo on title page. From the foreword: "...feeling hopeless and ill, I went to the South Seas to get well. I did. " ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 266 pages View more info

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UNDER THE MOUNTAIN WALL A Chronicle of Two Seasons in the Stone Age

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 7668

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Very light rubbing to DJ and with small closed tear. Price clipped; Record of the Harvard-Peabody expedition to New Guinea and dedicated to Michael Rockefeller, who was part of but did not live to see the completion of the study. Photo sections to the front and to the rear of book ; 8vo; 256, xxxii pages View more info

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UNDER THE MOUNTAIN WALL A Chronicle of Two Seasons in the Stone Age

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1962

Order Number: 15577

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light wear and chipping to DJ ; Two years of study of the Kurelu peoples in New Guinea off the coast of Australia with the Harvard-Peabody expedition. Dedicated to Michael Rockefeller, who was part of but sadly did not live to see the completion of the expedition. Stated book club edition to copyright page, photo sections at front of book and after page 160; 8vo; 256, xxxii pages View more info

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WESTWARD THE COURSE! The New World of Oceania

By: McGuire, Paul

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co.: 1942

Order Number: 7283

Condition: Very Good+


Light apparent dampstaining to spine. Endpapers browned. Bookplate. ; Author McGuire took advantage of growing curiosity of the region after the outbreak of WWII to journey thence and record observations about the peoples of Oceania. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 434 pages View more info

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NARRATIVE OF A FOUR MONTHS' RESIDENCE AMONG THE NATIVES OF A VALLEY OF THE MARQUESAS ISLANDS Or, a Peep At Polynesian Life

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $1,800.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1846

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 3469

Condition: Near Fine


Edges a bit browned; Beautifully rebound in 1/2 leather. Spine with label and gilt, linear design. Absolutely handsome copy; B&W Photographs; 16mo; 285 pages View more info