Pacific

  • # 17285

    BENTLEY, Mildred; BRADLEY, Alice; SPLINT, Sarah Field

    [COOKERY] Hawaiian pineapple as one hundred good cooks serve it.

    San Francisco : Association of Hawaiian Pineapple Canners, 1928. Duodecimo, pictorial chromolithographed wrappers, staple bound, original owner’s inscription in ink on inside front wrapper, 32 pp; a near fine copy. ‘Including 100 of the 60,000 recipes contributed by magazine-reading women, in response to an appeal for original, practical ways to serve Canned Hawaiian Pineapple’ (title …

  • # 17179

    JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard

    The art of Captain Cook’s voyages (four volume set)

    Volume one : The voyage of the Endeavour 1768 – 1771. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985. First edition (limited to 500 copies). Folio, cloth in dust jacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume …

  • # 17218

    VINCENT, Frank, Jr.

    Through and through the tropics : thirty thousand miles of travel in Oceania, Australasia, and India

    New York : Harper Brothers, 1876. Octavo, decorated cloth boards (rubbed), bookplate to front pastedown, pp 304. With chapters on Hawaii, Sydney, Melbourne, New Zealand, and India.

  • # 16879

    LA CARRIERES, A.-C. de

    [GOLD RUSH] Voyage aux pays aurifères : Afrique, Mexique, Californie, Pérou, Chili, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Australie, Russie.

    Illustré de 12 gravures à deux teintes et d’un très-grand nombre de vignettes sur bois par J. B. Arnout père. Paris : A. Courcher, [1855]. Octavo, original quarter morocco over blind blocked pebbled cloth boards (stained, upper board a little bowed), spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornament (rubbed), all edges gilt, silk lining …

  • # 16717

    SINKER, William

    By reef and shoal : being an account of a voyage amongst the islands in the south-western Pacific.

    London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1905. Small octavo, original blind blocked red cloth lettered in white, front hinge cracked, previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, pp. 64, 16, illustrated with line drawings; a good copy. The author was commander of the Melanesian Mission’s steamer Southern Cross; this work for children contains an account …

  • # 16808

    RAUCAZ, L.M., Rev.

    In the savage south Solomons : the story of a Mission

    [New York] : Society for the Propagation of the Faith, 1928. First edition. Large octavo, publisher’s gilt stamped maroon pebbled cloth (top edge of upper board and spine sunned), pp 270, numerous half-tone photographic illustrations and several lithographed plates, maps; a good copy. The story of the Roman Catholic Marist Mission to the Solomon Islands.

  • # 16867

    Netherlands. Ministerie van Overzeese Rijksdelen

    [DUTCH NEW GUINEA] Rapport inzake Nederlands Nieuw-Guinea over het jaar 1954. Uitgebracht aan de Vereenigde Naties ingevolge artikel 73e van het Handvest.

    The Hague : Ministerie voor Uniezaken en Overzeese Rijksdelen; Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, [1954?]. Quarto, original printed wrappers (spine sunned), pp 120, followed by a section of black-and-white photographic plates (one loose), and a substantial number of folding statistical tables and appendices; a good copy. Comprehensive Dutch government report which covers Dutch New Guinea’s trade …

  • # 16856

    KERSTEN, Wim; OUDSHOORN, G.

    [OCEANIC ART] Kunst uit Nieuw Guinea

    Amsterdam : Museum Fodor, 1963. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers (lightly marked), 24 pp, illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates; a good copy. Catalogue produced for Museum Fodor’s exhibition of objects from the astonishing private collection of Peter Kohler, Ascona (Switzerland), staged from 22 May to 30 June 1963. It features many sculptural masterpieces from the Sepik, …

  • # 16833

    FITZGERALD, Gary L.

    The early mapping of Hawai’i

    With contributions by Riley M. Moffat. London : Kegan Paul International, 1987. Folio, lettered cloth, illustrated dustjacket, pp. 160, extensively illustrated with maps, a fine copy. Includes chapters on Captain Cook and the maps of early missionaries.

  • # 15279

    OCEANIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY

    Oceanic Steamship Company. Passenger list of S.S. Mariposa, for Honolulu, Auckland and Sydney. Sailing from San Francisco September 24th, 1888.

    [San Francisco] : Oceanic Steamship Company, 1888. Folding card (starting to split along spine, mild marginal staining to front), duodecimo, 155 x 113 mm, lithographed vignette of the SS Mariposa to front, inner pages with lists of passengers for Honolulu, Auckland and Sydney (a few annotations in pencil made by the original owner).

  • # 16807

    SANTA, Elizabeth della

    [OCEANIC ART] Arts de la Mélanésie

    Bruxelles : Musées royaux d’art et d’histoire, [1957]. Large octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers, pp 141, illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates throughout, map; a very good copy. A well produced museum catalogue with scholarly text and detailed descriptions of all the objects illustrated. Its scope takes in the Melanesian cultures of the entire island of New …

  • # 16641

    DUFTY, Edward Henry (1850-1905)

    Photographic portrait of three Kanak women, New Caledonia, late 1870s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount), verso with studio imprint of ‘E. H. Dufty, photographer, Noumea, Nouvelle Caledonie’; the albumen print is slightly faded, the mount with some pale foxing. Edward Henry Dufty (1850-1905), the son of Bath photographer Francis Dufty and his wife Martha (née Stow), left England …

  • # 16699

    Anon.

    [TAHITI] Tahitierna.

    Helsingfors [Helsinki] : G.W. Edlunds förlag, 1866. Series: Pennibibliothek för swenska allmogen i Finland utgifvet af Nyländingar. II. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers, pp 20; text in Swedish; a fine copy. An overview of the history and culture of the Tahiti Islands. Unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 16695

    GAUTHIER, Lucien (1875-1921)

    Tahiti : texte et photographies de L. Gauthier.

    Paris : Librairie des Arts Décoratifs, [1933]. Series: Variétés 1. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s illustrated stiff wrappers, pp 16 (text), followed by 64 black-and-white plates of Gauthier’s celebrated photographs of Tahitian people and landscapes; a very good copy. Only two copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Gallery of Australia, Research Library; State Library of …

  • # 16692

    SOCIÉTÉ DES MISSIONNAIRES DU SACRÉ-COEUR

    [NEW GUINEA] Yule-Island. Centre de la Mission. Nouvelle-Guinée.

    [Issoudun, France : Societé des Missionnaires du Sacré-Coeur, c.1910]. Lithographic postcard, 88 x 139 mm, recto with printed caption Yule-Island. Centre de la Mission. Nouvelle-Guinée; verso printed Carte Postale; not postally used, in fine condition. The French Societé des Missionnaires du Sacré-Coeur (Sacred Heart Missionaries) established a mission on Yule Island, on the south coast …

  • # 16512

    AMERICAN SAMOA. GOVERNMENT

    [SAMOA] O le fa’atonu o Amerika Samoa. Vaega XV, numera 6, Iuni 1917.

    Pago-Pago : Government of American Samoa, 1917. Volume XV, number 6, June 1917. Folio newspaper, 4 pp, illustrated masthead, text printed in two columns, in Samoan and English; original folds, a fine copy. O le fa’atonu was the official organ of the Government of American Samoa. It commenced publication in 1903. About half of the scarce …