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Australasia. The British Empire Series Vol. IV
1 Australasia. The British Empire Series Vol. IV
London Kegan Paul 1900 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
364 pp. Two foldout maps (each with a closed tear, otherwise bright, clean, undamaged). Considerable general and edgewear to cloth boards. Edges of text block stained and worn. A little foxing to first and last few pages. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "The papers comprised in these volumes were most of them given originally as lectures in the Sunday Afternoon Course at the South Place Institute, Finsbury, from 1895 to 1898, with the object of affording trustworthy information concerning the various colonies, settlements, and countries scattered over the world which go to form the whole known as 'The British Empire'." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Pacific Islands Volume 1: General Survey
2 Pacific Islands Volume 1: General Survey
Naval Intelligence Division 1945 First Cloth Good No Jacket Octavo 
599 pp + large folding bathy-orographical map of Pacific Ocean in rear pocket (in very good condition). Volume 1 of 4. Numerous plates, illustrations and maps (some folding). "Geographical Handbook Series (For Official Use Only)." Circulation of this book was originally restricted to "persons in H.M. Service only." Internally unmarked; solidly bound.. Front and rear boards slightly worn, spine rather faded and rubbed. This volume covers Geology and Physical Structure; Climate; Vegetation; Fauna; Health; History; Peoples; Administration; Economics; Ports and Communications. Includes Appendices, Includes Maps and Diagrams (some fold-out maps in excellent condition), Plates, Appendices (Pacific Ocean Currents, Salinity, Tides in the Pacific, Time Chart, Hints on the Preservation of Health in the Pacific Islands, Military Operations in the Pacific 1941-1944, Conversion Tables, Index. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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3 Abramson, Joan Photographers of Old Hawaii
Hawaii Island Heritage Limited 1981 0896100820 / 9780896100824 Third Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
228pp. B&W photographs throughout. "A view of the Islands from about 1850 to 1920, through the eyes of some of the photographers who lived and worked here." Light foxing to top page edge. Edgewear (rubbing, a few chips) to boards, particularly at spine and corners. Unclipped dj sunned and faded towards the spine. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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4 Aughton, Peter Resolution: Captain Cook's Second Voyage of Discovery
London Phoenix 2005 0753820382 / 9780753820384 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 12mo 
xiv, 224 pp. A little yellowing to edges of text block. Illustrated with b/w maps in the text and colour plates. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Beretara: Contemporary Art of the Pacific, Cochrane, Susan
5 Cochrane, Susan Beretara: Contemporary Art of the Pacific
Noumea and Sydney Nganjila Centre culturel Tjibaou and Halstead Press 2001 1875684328 / 9781875684328 First English Language Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Quarto 
200 pp. Light creasing to ends of spine panel of unclipped dj. Book is as new. "...the first book to introduce the general reader and the specialist to the whole range of new Pacific art. Works and movements are illustrated in all their colour and energy, and explained in a text both lucid and thought provoking." Map, index, bibliography, list of exhibition catalogues. 
Price: 48.00 AUD
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6 Conn, Barry J. (ed.) Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea: Volume III
Carlton, Vic, Australia Melbourne University Press on Behalf of the Government of Papua New Guinea 1995 0522845827 / 9780522845822 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, 292 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not price clipped. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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A History of Fiji. Volume 1, Derrick, R. A.
7 Derrick, R. A. A History of Fiji. Volume 1
Suva The Government Press 1974 Reprint Hard Cover Good Fair Quarto 
250 + 28 pp. Considerable general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket, including creasing, tears, chips, abrasion. Internally unmarked, solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. List of maps. "This authoritative history covers the period up to 1874, when the islands of Fiji were ceded to the British Crown." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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A Book of Pacific Lullabies, Duder, Tessa (editor)
8 Duder, Tessa (editor) A Book of Pacific Lullabies
Auckland HarperCollins New Zealand 2002 1869504496 / 9781869504496 First Paperback Paperback Near Fine Landscape Quarto Anton Petrov 
Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Poems by Sia Figiel, Michaelanne Forster, Margaret Mahy, Hinewehi Mohi, Joy Cowley, John Marsden, Trish Gribben, Patricia Grace, Wendy Orr, Peggy Dunstan, Joy Watson, Jocelyn Marshall, Barbara Else, Anna Maria Dell'oso, Tess Duder, Melini Fasavalu, Colin Gibson. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Terra Australis Incognita: The Spanish Quest for the Mysterious Great South Land, Estensen, Miriam
9 Estensen, Miriam Terra Australis Incognita: The Spanish Quest for the Mysterious Great South Land
Crows Nest NSW Allen & Unwin 2006 1741750547 / 9781741750546 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
xi, 274 pp. Very slight wrinkling to upper edge of unclipped dustwrapper. Small splotch to outer margin of two facing pages. All else as new. Illustrated with b/w map. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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The Boy Travellers in Australasia, Knox, Thomas W.
10 Knox, Thomas W. The Boy Travellers in Australasia
Melbourne & Sydney Paul Flesch 1971 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Review Copy Octavo 
538 pp. Light wear to upper edge of unclipped dustjacket; sunning to spine panel. Faint foxing to edges of text block. Internally as new. Reprint of the book originally written as a contribution to the Australian Centenniel in 1888, with the original small b/w illustrations throughout. Publisher's review copy slip included. Covers The Hawaiian, Marquesas, Society, Samoan, and Fiji Islands; and through New Zealand, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Beyond the Coral Sea: Travels in the Old Empires of the South-West Pacific, Moran, Michael
11 Moran, Michael Beyond the Coral Sea: Travels in the Old Empires of the South-West Pacific
London HarperCollins 2003 0002261707 / 9780002261708 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Large Octavo 
xiii, 410 pp. Dustjacket is unclipped. Yellowing a a little scuffing to edges of text block. Internally as new. Illustrated with b/w maps, and colour and b/w plates. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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Fishing for Islands: Traditional Boats and Seafarers of the Pacific, Nicholson, John
12 Nicholson, John Fishing for Islands: Traditional Boats and Seafarers of the Pacific
St Leonards NSW Allen & Unwin 2002 1864485906 / 9781864485905 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Quarto 
40 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Internally as new. ""How would you like to cross the Pacific Ocean, a journey thousands of kilometres long, in a homemade boat?" 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific, Obeyesekere, Gananath
13 Obeyesekere, Gananath The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific
Princeton Princeton University Press 1997 0691057524 / 9780691057521 Reprint Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
313 pp. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. A little scuffing to lower edge. All else as new. List of illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. "Debunks one of the most enduring myths of imperialism, civilization, and conquest: the notion that the Western civilizer is a god to savages. Using shipboard journals and logs kept by Captain James Cook and his officers, Obeyesekere reveals the captain as both the self-conscious civilizer and as the person who, his mission gone awry, becomes a 'savage' himself. In this edition, the author addresses, in a lengthy new afterword, the controversy engendered by the book's initial publication." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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14 Rei, Naldo Resistance: A Childhood Fighting for East Timor
St Lucia, Queensland University of Queensland Press 2007 0702236327 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
xiii, 338 pp. A few shallow dents and extremely light edgewear to illustrated wraps. very faint yellowing to edges of text block. Internally as new. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Cook & Omai: The Cult of the South Seas, Rendel-Short, Francesca (editor)
15 Rendel-Short, Francesca (editor) Cook & Omai: The Cult of the South Seas
Canberra National Library of Australia 2001 9790642107311 First Paperback Very Good Large 0ctavo 
66 pp. Light scuffing to illustrated covers. Upper front corner bumped and curled. Internally as new. Gatefold flaps. Essays to accompany the exhibition. Colour illustrations throughout. "The journey of one man across half the world, from his home in Tahiti to 1770s London and then back again, provides us with a key to understanding the significance of Cook's three Pacific voyages and the cultural milieu in which they took place. Mai, better known as Omai, was discussed by scientists and philosophers, introduced to all the best circles and written about in everything from poetry to pornography. The legacy of Omai's encounter with Europe reveals a culture in a moment of transition, when old certainties were collapsing and new ones were yet to form." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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16 Steinbauer, Friedrich (compiler) Neo-Melanesian Dictionary: New Guinea Pidgin-English
New York Hippocrene Books 0781806569 / 9780781806565 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
116 pp. Very light general wear to illustrated wraps. Internally as new. 1,900 words of the New Guinea Pidgin (Neo-Melanesian) language, spoken in eastern New Guinea and nearby islands. Includes concise pronunciation guide. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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A Book of Pacific Lullabies, Duder, Tessa (editor)
A Book of Pacific Lullabies
Duder, Tessa (editor)
20.00 AUD

The Boy Travellers in Australasia, Knox, Thomas W.
The Boy Travellers in Australasia
Knox, Thomas W.
16.00 AUD

Beretara: Contemporary Art of the Pacific, Cochrane, Susan
Beretara: Contemporary Art of the Pacific
Cochrane, Susan
48.00 AUD

Beyond the Coral Sea: Travels in the Old Empires of the South-West Pacific, Moran, Michael
Beyond the Coral Sea: Travels in the Old Empires of the South-West Pacific
Moran, Michael
35.00 AUD

Terra Australis Incognita: The Spanish Quest for the Mysterious Great South Land, Estensen, Miriam
Terra Australis Incognita: The Spanish Quest for the Mysterious Great South Land
Estensen, Miriam
30.00 AUD

 
 


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