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  • 40pp. Dbd. Lightly creased. Minor chipping and toning. Ink stamp on first page. About very good. U.S. government publication on the sugar industry, with much concern over Hawaiian sugar flooding the market. FORBES 3392.

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  • King, Agnes Gardner

    Published by London, 1921

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    xxxi,[1],256pp. plus plates and two folding maps. Frontis. In-text illus. Gilt pictorial cloth. Spine sunned. Very good. Second edition, with a lengthy introduction by Sir Everard im Thurn, governor of Fiji and High Commissioner of the Western Pacific, 1904-10. The author left her home in England for the Fijis in 1912, via the Sandwich Islands. She offers a vivid first-hand account of the lives and customs of the natives in the period before the invasion of the region by the ravages of the first world war, with a glossary of native terms.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM7864

  • Walker, Robert

    Published by London, 1884

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    264pp. Original cloth. Frayed at extremities, neat bookplate, inner hinges cracked but sound. Fair. The author went around the world via Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, and ended up in California. FORBES 3668. FERGUSON 18087.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM3340

  • Forbes, David W.

    Published by Honolulu &Sydney, 1999

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    xxi,527pp. Illus. Frontis. Quarto. Green cloth. As new. The long-awaited bibliography of the Hawaiian Islands. This volume covers up to 1830 and includes excellent annotated entries for 768 items. Includes new material on Cook, La Pérouse, Vancouver, and all the pre-1830 voyages in the Pacific.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM27331

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    Forbes, David W.

    Published by Honolulu & Sydney, 2000

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    xiv,[2],599pp. Frontis. Illus. Quarto. Green cloth. As new. This volume covers two decades through 1850, and includes excellent annotated entries for 1031 items. With material on the establishment and recognition of the Hawaiian monarchy.

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  • Ross, Alexander]; Quaife, Milo, editor

    Published by The Lakeside Press R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., Chicago, 1923

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    xxviii,388,[2]pp. plus frontispiece folding map. 12mo. Original dark green cloth, spine gilt, front board gilt-ruled with gilt-stamped publisher's logo center, t.e.g. Light shelf wear. Bookplate on front pastedown. Chip to upper outer corner of folding map, not touching the image. A near fine copy. Lakeside Press reprint of this classic account of the Astoria enterprise. This is number twenty-one in the Lakeside Classics series. Ross was a native of Scotland who moved to Canada in 1804 to make his way in the world. The present work details his many travels, including a visit to the Hawaiian Islands and description of his meeting with King Kamehameha I, and an account of the Astoria enterprise written by someone who was there from the start. Aside from his travels, Ross is called by Field "an intelligent and keen observer" of the habits and customs of indigenous peoples, in this case the various tribes of the Rocky Mountains. He later supplemented this work with an account of his further experiences in the Pacific Northwest in FUR TRADERS OF THE FAR WEST. WAGNER-CAMP 172 (note). FORBES 1753 (note). HILL 1485 (ref). HOWES R448 (ref). FIELD 1325 (ref). GRAFF 3576 (ref).

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  • Forbes, David W.

    Published by Honolulu & Sydney, 2003

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    xiv,[2],791pp. including illustrations. Quarto. Green cloth. As new. The fourth and concluding volume of Forbes' monumental and indispensable bibliography of Hawaii. Contains more than 1700 annotated entries discussing works covering the political, economic, and social history of the islands, including much on the annexation of the islands by the United States. Forbes calls the period covered - the final two decades of the 19th century - "without a doubt the most politically charged, unstable, and volatile period in Hawaiian history.".

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM33919

  • Seller image for HAWAIIAN NATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY 1780 - 1900. VOLUME III. 1851 - 1880 for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

    Forbes, David W.

    Published by Honolulu & Sydney, 2001

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    xiv,[2],735pp. including illustrations. Quarto. Green cloth. As new. The third volume of Forbes' indispensable bibliography of Hawaii, covering the three decades before 1880. Includes more than 1500 annotated entries, covering the development of the constitutional monarchy on the islands and the growth of sugar as the staple crop.

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    95pp. Illustrations. Original printed wrappers; rebacked with cloth. Later paper label on spine; small edge tears to cover. Later ownership inscription on front cover and titlepage. Some minor wear and soiling internally. Good. A promotional pamphlet, mainly directed at capital investors, with much information on agriculture, industry, population, resources, etc. FORBES 4743.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM45049

  • Forbes, David W.

    Published by Manoa Heritage Center, Honolulu, 2016

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    liv,198pp. Quarto. Black pictorial cloth, front board gilt. Profusely illustrated in color. Signed by Mary Cooke. New, in dust jacket. A superb and extensively illustrated catalog of depictions of Hawaii from the collection of Sam and Mary Cooke selected and discussed by David W. Forbes, author of the authoritative bibliography on Hawaiian imprints. "Hawaii in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with particular focus on portrayal of the Hawaiian chiefs, is depicted by artists associated with voyages of exploration and art in the interest of science, including John Webber, Jacques Arago, Louis Choris, John Hayter, Alfred T. Agate, Titian Ramsay Peale, and J.G. Keulmans. Everyday life in mid-nineteenth century Hawaii is captured by August Borget, Enoch Wood Perry Jr., Edward Bailey, Paul Emmert, and George H. Burgess. Landscapes and portraits of emerging multi-cultural Hawaii are beautifully rendered by accomplished late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists Charles Furneaux, Joseph D. Strong, Jules Tavernier, D. Howard Hitchcock, Helen Whitney Kelley, Lionel Walden, Matteo Sandona, and by mid-twentieth century painters Lloyd Sexton and Peter Hurd." A wonderful reference.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM52858

  • Cook's Third Voyage]

    Published by London, 1784

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    Engraving. Folio. Matted, suitable for framing, with the mat cut to near the plate mark. Very good. An individual plate from the atlas to Cook's THIRD VOYAGE.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM50203

  • Johnson, Peter

    Published by [ San Francisco, 1938

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    [2],76pp. Original blue cloth. Very good. From an edition limited to 200 numbered copies. A scarce, privately printed account of a sailing voyage between San Francisco and Hilo, Hawaii, with a description of Seattle as well. Johnson was born in Sweden, served as a regular seaman, an officer, and then under Capt. William Matson. He eventually settled in Hawaii. Not in Hill. ROCQ 9992.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM21580

  • Hawaii]

    Published by [N.p., 1840

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    [1]p. Minor soiling, several small tears in margins. Good. Unsigned poem addressed to a brother preparing to depart for the Sandwich Islands, presumably on a missionary endeavor. The poem has religious overtones and expresses how much each member of the family - father, mother, and sisters - will miss the brother headed to Hawaii. "When we view they vacant place / Our bosoms heave with painful thoughts, and tears / Unbidden start." From the style of the manuscript we date this circa 1840.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM48525

  • x,388,[2]pp. plus advertisements. Frontispiece portrait. Large octavo. Modern half morocco. Library stamps on titlepage and frontis. Good. The author crossed by the Platte route in 1850, making much of the journey in the winter under harrowing circumstances. He later wrote another book with the rather rock 'n' roll title of TRACKS OF A ROLLING STONE. "On this perilous 1850 trip undertaken for sheer adventure by two young English sportsmen, two of their seven companions perished; the survival of any was a miracle" - Howes. MINTZ 100. SABIN 14240. COWAN, p.134. WAGNER-CAMP 211. HOWES C548, "aa." KURUTZ 144. FIELD 340. BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION 909. GRAFF 796. FORBES 1852.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM25907A

  • Horne, Melvill

    Published by Printed by C.P. Wyckoff, Schenectady, 1797

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    xiii,[1],124,[2]pp. 12mo. Contemporary half sheep and marbled boards. Boards rubbed, joints cracking. Contemporary ownership signature of A.R. Robbins on titlepage and front free endpaper. One leaf trimmed close in the fore-edge, touching the final letter of text on most lines. About very good. First American edition, first published in Bristol, England in 1794, of this work on the English missionary efforts in foreign parts. Horne had been a chaplain in Sierra Leone, but was unable to establish a mission there because of sickness. This work relates largely to the customs, etc., of the African natives and to the importance of missionary work in general. This is an early Schenectady imprint, by the first printer there, and the final two pages list books offered for sale by Wyckoff, as well as a solicitation for printing and binding work. EVANS 32281. ESTC W13569. AII (SCHENECTADY) 7.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM47532

  • Damon, Samuel C., editor

    Published by Honolulu, 1856

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    [4],96pp. Quarto. Original printed wrappers, gatherings laid in. Lacking first gathering (January 1856). Wrapper soiled and chipping at edges. Significant worm damage, affecting wrapper and some text. Another copy of issues 1-4 are laid in, supplementing the missing text. Light toning and foxing. Untrimmed and uncut. Fair. A year-long run of this important periodical, comprised of Volume 13 issues 1-12 (January- December, 1856). THE FRIEND is a gold mine of information on Hawaii and the Pacific during the years covered. Damon was a prominent early missionary with a keen interest in maritime affairs, and the issues are full of news of ships, cargoes, other Pacific islands and Pacific voyages, whaling, advertisements, news from California and other shores of the Pacific. This remarkable Hawaiian periodical is of the greatest possible interest for a Pacific or Hawaii collection. FORBES 1388. HOWES D44 (ref).

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM50391

  • Lee, Daniel, and Joseph H. Frost

    Published by Published for the Authors., New York, 1844

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    344pp. Folding frontispiece map. Titlepage vignette. Contemporary calf, red gilt morocco label. Rubbed and scuffed. Front hinge cracked. Minor browning. Folding map with lower outer corner torn away, slightly affecting image. Contemporary ownership signature on front free endpaper. Good. Nine chapters are devoted to the history and settlement of Oregon and the establishment of the Oregon Mission. Lee went to Oregon in 1834 with Townsend, Wyeth, and Nuttall, while Frost travelled by sea. "A minute and doubtless veracious journal of incidents of an arduous mission among the Northwestern Indians, with vocabularies of their dialects" - Field. "A Sketch of the Columbia River and Adjacent Country" shows the Northwest Coast north to above Vancouver Island and south to below "Mount Shasty," with native Indian tribes, missions, forts, and rivers located. SABIN 39724. HOWES L197. TWENEY 89, 42. FIELD 904. GRAFF 2440. WAGNER-CAMP 111. FORBES 1499. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 70 (note).

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM23258

  • Chamisso, Adelbert von: Kurz, Heinrich, editor

    Published by Leipzig, 1874

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    Two volumes. Original publisher's cloth, spines gilt. Front hinges a bit loose, corners bumped, light wear to cloth. Contemporary bookseller's labels and photographic bookplate on pastedowns, contemporary gilt inscription on front free endpaper of volume one. Some tanning, heavier at edges. About very good. A collection of works by the naturalist on Otto von Kotzebue's Pacific voyage. Chamisso was more well known for his literary work, including the fable of Peter Schlemiel, and the first volume contains a large selection of his poetry and a prose work. The second consists of his account of the expedition, originally published as one volume of the official narrative.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM54229

  • 461pp. plus folding map. Frontis. 19th-century half calf and paper-covered boards. Title and author inscribed in ink (largely rubbed away) on spine. Calf scuffed and worn, boards scuffed, corners bumped. Scattered foxing and light soiling, some offsetting from map. A good copy, with original frontispiece tissue guard intact. First American edition, after the original London edition of 1817. "Mariner set sail in 1805 on a voyage to South America and the South Seas with two purposes - whaling and attacking Spanish shipping. The crew of the Port au Prince mutinied in the Tonga Islands, but were murdered by natives. Young Mariner was fortunate in being taken prisoner and adopted as the King's son; he lived on the islands for four years. His work contains a very interesting account of contemporary life in Tonga, of the customs of the inhabitants and their inter-island wars, and also examples of Tongan songs and music. Dr. Martin befriended the young British sailor and recorded this account of his experiences" - Hill. The frontispiece is a detailed engraving of Mr. Mariner in the dress of the Tonga Islands. HILL 1077. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 2107. FORBES 515.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM38588

  • 21pp. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Light foxing and even toning to first title, some offsetting of unrelated image on titlepage. Very good. Daniel Wheeler was a British Quaker minister who preached in and wrote about the Pacific Islands. This interesting treatise was extracted from Wheeler's letters and journals, which were also published in 1839, the year of his death. Wheeler made a trip to the Pacific in the 1830s, visiting Tasmania, New South Wales, Tahiti, and the Sandwich and Society Islands. This particular tract advocates temperance. Only a handful of copies of the first title are recorded in OCLC, primarily in Australian institutions. FORBES 1184 (ref).

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM43394

  • 400pp. plus plate and folding map. Original brown publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Neatly rebacked, original spine laid down. Moderate dampstaining in gutter margin of first and last few leaves. Light foxing. Good. In a cloth slipcase. Second edition. Parker accompanied the American Fur Company's exploring party of 1835 from Council Bluffs to Walla Walla, and became one of the first missionaries in the Pacific Northwest. This narrative is a standard work on the American settlements there in the earliest days. The map is the earliest to illustrate the interior of Oregon with any pretense toward accuracy. Contains a vocabulary of the Nez Perce language, as well as those of other tribes. HOWES P89. GRAFF 3192. SABIN 58729. WAGNER-CAMP 70:2. SMITH 7893. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2904 (1st ed). STREETER SALE 2093 (1st ed). REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 70 (ref).

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    48,[1]pp. Frontis. Original salmon-colored printed wrappers. Bright and clean internally. Fine. The first American edition, the pamphlet originally having been published in Honolulu in 1866. Appendix A reprints a letter from Hawaiian missionary James Kekela to President Lincoln. "According to the Hunnewell bibliography the edition was 2,500 copies. This pamphlet was probably issued near the end of the year, and for that reason a good portion of the edition appears to have had the cover date advanced to 1869" - Forbes. This copy is from the library of James F. Hunnewell (1832-1910). Hunnewell was a Boston book collector and bibliographer. He published BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS in 1869. Some of the content belonged to his father, James Hunnewell, who became familiar with the islands when the ship he was on was sold to Hawaiian chiefs. The senior Hunnewell was responsible for collecting the payment in sandalwood and then selling it in China. As a result, he spent several months in the islands and became friendly with the local populace. In 1820 he arrived in Honolulu as second mate on the brig Thaddeus, the ship bearing the first American missionaries as well as the first printing press there. He later developed a significant business in Hawaii which grew into the commercial house later known as C. Brewer & Company. Though he returned to Charlestown, Massachusetts, he spent the rest of his life actively engaged in exporting goods to Hawaii and California. Part of his considerable fortune was given to found Oahu College. FORBES 2777. DAB IX, p.381.

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  • Davis, R.C.

    Published by Chase's Steam Printing House, Ann Arbor, 1869

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    331pp. plus advertisements. Original cloth. Bit frayed at extremities, rear board slightly bowed. Some light scattered foxing, minor marginal dampstain to a few early leaves. Good. An interesting travel account, particularly in view of the imprint. The author was the assistant librarian at the University of Michigan, and his tour included stops at San Francisco, Rio, Valparaiso, Honolulu, elsewhere in the Pacific islands, Calcutta, Jamestown, and London. FORBES 2825.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM3978

  • Ekelof, Adolf

    Published by Stockholm, 1872

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    164pp. plus twelve lithographed plates, some tinted. Quarto. Later cloth, with onlay of original pictorial front wrapper. Most of text browned, a few stains, two leaves with marginal repair not affecting text. Good. This Swedish account of a voyage up the Pacific coast of America and especially to the Hawaiian Islands is not in Hill, as it is a little late, taking place in 1867-68. There is a long account of a visit to Hawaii, and many of the handsome plates illustrate the island and the royal family. FORBES 2936.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM908

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    Published by Carey, Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia, 1836

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    Two volumes. 285; 279pp., plus folding map and [8]pp. of advertisements. Original patterned cloth, spine gilt. Light wear and soiling to boards, spine sunned. Map detached (but present) with two closed tears along folds (no loss of text) and light foxing. Mild foxing throughout. Bookplates (W.C. Dorion) on front pastedowns of each volume, contemporary ownership inscriptions on titlepages of each volume. Overall a good set. First edition. Blanck's second state, with the verso of the volume one titlepage blank, the second volume lacking the footnote on p.239, and the advertisements beginning with "New Works." The classic early work on John Astor's Pacific Coast fur trading enterprise, based in part on the journals of Robert Stuart, Wilson Price Hunt, and Ramsay Crooks, along with extracts from Capt. Bonneville's notes on the western Indians. The map, "Sketch of the routes of Hunt and Stuart," is not detailed, but as Wheat says, "for what it purports to be it is an excellent map." WAGNER-CAMP 61:1. BAL 10148. HOWES I81. FIELD 760. TWENEY 89, 34 (note). GRAFF 2158. SABIN 35129. STREETER SALE 3347. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 419. FORBES 1003. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 67.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM15262

  • Hunnewell, James F.

    Published by Boston, 1869

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    75pp. Large quarto. Original beige printed wrappers. Spine abraded, front cover with scattered stains. Else very good. A revised text of the very first Hawaiian bibliography, printed in 1868 in the HAWAIIAN CLUB PAPERS. Hunnewell was a contributor to that effort. In the preface to this work he writes: "This bibliography of the Hawaiian Islands contains additions to the 'Catalogue,' that appeared among the Club Papers, and, with a supplement also added, may not improperly be considered the most complete work of its kind. This edition has been arranged in such a manner as to present, in each opened volume, printed text at the right and a blank page for notes on the left. A brief introductory sketch of the Discovery and Civilization of the Hawaiian Islands is also given." The authoritative source for many years, it is still not entirely obsolete. The limitation statement on the verso of the titlepage states: "Edition of one hundred copies quarto." Forbes indicates that copies do not appear to have been put on general sale, and they were issued in either the green half morocco and red boards as seen here or in printed wrappers. This copy is from the library of the author. Hunnewell was a Boston book collector and bibliographer. His father, James Hunnewell, became familiar with the islands when the ship he was on was sold to Hawaiian chiefs. The senior Hunnewell was responsible for collecting the payment in sandalwood and then selling it in China. As a result, he spent several months in the islands and became friendly with the local populace. In 1820 he arrived in Honolulu as second mate on the brig Thaddeus, the ship bearing the first American missionaries as well as the first printing press there. He later developed a significant business in Hawaii which grew into the commercial house later known as C. Brewer & Company. Though he returned to Charlestown, Massachusetts, he spent the rest of his life actively engaged in exporting goods to Hawaii and California. Part of his considerable fortune was given to found Oahu College. FORBES 2839.

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    15pp. Original blue plain wrappers, stitched as issued. Light dampstaining and foxing to wraps. Leaves toned at edges, with a few short closed tears. Good plus, in original condition. Untrimmed. Highly moral sermon upon missions in the Pacific delivered on the ocassion of the marriage of the famous missionary Hiram Bingham to Sybil Moseley. There are references in the text to Hawaii itself, as well as to Obookiah. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 48061. HILL 667. FORBES 498.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM54278

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    Hawaii Photographica]

    Published by [Various locations in and around Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, 1935

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    Seventy-eight mounted silver gelatin photographs, either 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches or 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Oblong octavo photograph album, paper-covered boards, string-bound. Front cover detached, covers and spine chipped. Some album pages chipped, but photographs remain largely untouched. Very good. An absorbing collection of photographs capturing American military life in Hawaii during the first half of the 20th century, with the great majority of the photographs captioned in ink on the album pages. The unnamed photographer and compiler of the photographs apparently served at the Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, as he includes several photographs of the base, including the "Boxing Bowl." He also records other notable locations around Honolulu, including the Waipahu Sugar Mill, the Kilaeua Crater, Japanese Temple, the Mid-Pacific Railway wreck, Kapiolani Park, the Honolulu railway station, Sand Island, the naval destroyer JEANNE D'ARC, Sampans Haleiwa Bay, the Monoa Hotel, the Waipahi Sugar Mill, Diamondhead and Kahala Bay, Waikiki Beach, several shots of volcanoes and lava formations, and more. He even includes a shot of the pack mule he presumably used in his wanderings. Hawaiian photographs are scarce in the market, and continually more desirable, especially with holographic notations, like those present in this intriguing album.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM52777

  • Hawaiian Young Buddhists Association]

    Published by [Hilo, Hi.], 1939

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    Two silver gelatin photographs, each 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Minor surface wear and light scratches. Near fine. A wonderful pair of images capturing the 1939 graduating classes, teachers, and staff of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin in Hilo, Hawaii. One image shows the female graduates of the high school; the second shows the middle school graduates. Each is captioned near the bottom in Japanese and both are dated "June 4, 1939" in ink at lower left. The mission also housed a branch of the Hawaiian Young Buddhists Association, evidenced by the sign hanging over the entrance to the building, and the students pictured here were likely members of HYBA, as well. The Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin still stands and still serves the Buddhist community in Hilo. It is the oldest Buddhist temple in Hawaii, still houses a Young Buddhists Association, and services over 500 families in the Hilo area.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM55618

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    Two volumes. xii,310; xi,[1],312pp. Frontispiece in each volume. Contemporary three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt. Corners rubbed, light wear to front hinges. Bookplate on front pastedown. Light scattered foxing and soiling. Very good. First London edition, after the American edition of 1839 under a slightly different title. The author's name is misspelled "Townshend" in this edition. Townsend was part of Wyeth's second trading expedition to Oregon in 1834, and his narrative is considered one of the finest early overland narratives. Townsend travelled with Nuttall, and the two were probably the first American scientists to travel to Oregon. Townsend was a specialist in ornithology, and the notes he gathered on this trip were turned over to Audubon for use in the ORNITHOLOGICAL BIOGRAPHY. In addition to extensive natural history observations, Townsend records his observations about the Indians of the region and gives details about the lives of the fur traders in the Columbia area. On the return trip by sea Townsend stopped at Tahiti, Chile, the Sandwich Islands, and Juan Fernandez. HOWES T319. HILL 1712. SABIN 96383. GRAFF 4174. MATTES 24. WAGNER-CAMP 79:2. FORBES 1249. TWENEY, WASHINGTON 77 (British ed). REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 72 (ref).

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