Expedition to Japan, Cmdr. Perry

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HM Kalakaua, King of Hawaii; Mele Inoa (name chant; the song of my name)

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Na Mele Aimoku na Mele Kupuna, a me na Mele Ponoi o ka Moi Kalakaua I. A ua pai ia no ka la hanau o ka moi, ke kanalima ponoi o kona mau makahiki. [Honolulu: 1886.] 311 pp. 8vo. Original blue printed wraps. [Honolulu: 1886.] 311 pp. 8vo. Original blue printed wraps.

“An important collection of original Hawaiian poetic compositions, chiefly mele inoa, or name chants, for various of the alii, collected at the time Kalakana’s Jubilee Birthday celebrations, November 1886. These range in length from a few lines to compositions of many separate parts” (Forbes 3844). Signed by Curtis Iaukea, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Hawaii and adviser to HM Kalakaua, on upper wrap.





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North America, 19th Century

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Through the Dark Continent, Henry Stanley

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Stanley, Henry M.; journal of expedition in search of Dr. Livingstone;

Through the Dark Continent, 2 vol., plates and maps (3 folding, 2 rebacked), Sampson Low, 1878; In Darkest Africa or the Quest to Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria, 2 vol., First Edition, plates, 3 folding maps (one torn), Sampson Low, 1890–LIVINGSTONE (DAVID) Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa, folding frontispiece, portrait, plates, folding map laid on linen, John Murray, 1857, library blindstamps, the second title publisher’s cloth, the others modern cloth, shelfmarks on spine, 8vo; and another (6)





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Constitution and Laws of the Hawaiian Islands

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Translation of the Constitution and Laws of the Hawaiian Islands, Established in the Reign of Kamehameha III. Lahainaluna: 1842. 200pp. 12mo (176 x 101 mm); Limited edition, one of only 350 copies produced, edited by American missionary Rev. William Richards and translated into English by Dr. G.P. Judd. Includes a 36-page supplemental section of laws passed after the 1841 Hawaiian edition was published. Forbes 1337.





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Cook’s Voyages

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A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To Determine the Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; Its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty’s Ships the Resolution and Discovery. In the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. London: W. & A. Strahan for G. Nicol, 1784. First Edition.  4 volumes including atlas. [8], xcvi, 421; [12], 549; [11], 558, [1] pp. Illustrated with 87 plates, one of which is a hand-colored mezzotint, folding table, plus one chart in duplicate. 4to (291 x 229 mm) & folio (551 x 387 mm).







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