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Hell and Paradise; the Norfolk Bounty Pitcairn Saga
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Hell and Paradise; the Norfolk Bounty Pitcairn Saga

By Clarke, Peter

Viking, Ringwood, Victoria, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. 189 pp., front endpaper map of Norfolk Island, the rear endpaper map of Pitcairn Island, bibliography, index. Illustrated with colour photographs, drawings, black and white drawings, maps, facsimiles. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. Separated by many thousands of miles, Pitcairn Island and Norfolk Island sharing common history, of mutiny and rebellion, a legacy of Hell on a scale unique in history, interspersed with spells of Paradise which few mortals have experienced. there is no damage to describe. Signed by the author on the front end page Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Pacific; Pitcairn Island; ISBN: 0670815217. ISBN/EAN: 9780670815210. Inventory No: 0272580. . 9780670815210 This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia..

$17.45

Cannibal Cargoes
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Cannibal Cargoes

By Holthouse, Hector

Rigby, Adelaide, 1969. First Edition. Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. X, 234 pages, last page blank, acknowledgements, list of illustrations, author's note and index. Text is illustrated with numerous contemporary black-and-white illustrations. toning of the internal text. The history of the unscrupulous policy of "blackbirding", the euphemistic term for dragging unwilling South Sea island people to the sugarcane fields of Queensland. The Kanakas, as they were known, were not without weaponry and ferocity and this book tells the tale of the clash of unscrupulous Whitemen and the cannibals of the South Sea islands. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Apart from slight spotting of the top edge of text block, no damage to describe. Clean tidy copy, with matching dustwrapper. Fading of the spine. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- Queensland; Pacific; 19th Century ; Australia; 19th century; Inventory No: 0270858. .

$13.96

The Voyages of Captain Cook
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The Voyages of Captain Cook

By Rienits, Rex and Thea

Paul Hamlyn, Middlesex, England, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. map of Cook's three voyages, index and acknowledgements. Illustrated endpapers, showing natives of a South Sea Island, a contemporary illustration from Cook's time. Profusely illustrated with 38 colour illustrations and over 140 in black-and-white -- both contemporary illustrations and photography. Navy blue coloured boards with a gilt coloured illustration, of a compass, to the lower right-hand corner of the front board. Gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. The story of Captain James Cook's three voyages to the South Pacific, between 1768 and 1780. Rubbing to the back strip corners and to the book corners. Some minor rubbing of the book panels with age toning of the text block edges and pages. There has been a publishing fault in the pages from 83 through to 96, where during the book's production the pages have not lain flat and consequently are creased and extruded beyond the text block edge. Some scattered foxing to the pages. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower left hand corner of the three front endpaper and previous owner's name to the top edge of the verso of the same page. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. (11), 12-157 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Maritime ; Pacific; History -- Pacific ; Inventory No: 0122396. . THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU.

$10.47

THE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK
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THE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK

By RIENITS, Rex and Thea

Paul Hamlyn, Middlesex, England, 1970. reprint. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Illustrated. (11), 12-157 pages, map of Cook's three voyages, index and acknowledgements. Illustrated endpapers, showing natives of a South Sea Island, a contemporary illustration from Cook's time. Profusely illustrated with 38 colour illustrations and over 140 in black-and-white -- both contemporary illustrations and photography. Navy blue coloured boards with a gilt illustration, of a compass, to the lower right-hand corner of the front board. Gilt titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing and wear to the book edges and Browning of the text block edges. Illustrated dustwrapper, with advertising wraparound, with blue and white titles to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. The story of Captain James Cook's three voyages to the South Pacific, between 1768 and 1780. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Maritime ; Pacific; History -- Pacific ; Inventory No: 0262964. .

$8.88

The Last Bastion
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The Last Bastion

By Williamson, Kristin

Lansdowne Press, Sydney, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. 264 pp., 59 black and white illustrations, two maps. Based on the TV series written by David Williamson and Denis Whitburn. The story of the three years through which Australia was in the frontline of the Pacific war. " We are the last bastion between the Japanese and the west coast of America. If you let us fall, America itself is in danger". This appeal, broadcast by Australia's Prime Minister John Curtin to the United States in 1942, signalled the greatest crisis in Australia's history. Apart from the previous owner's name on the first page which has been scribbled over, there is no damage to describe. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Pacific; Military History -- Australia; Military History; ISBN: 0701818476. ISBN/EAN: 9780701818470. Inventory No: 0255344. . 9780701818470

$10.47

The Fatal Impact; The Invasion of the South Pacific 1767 -- 1840
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The Fatal Impact; The Invasion of the South Pacific 1767 -- 1840

By Moorehead, Alan

Hamish Hamilton, London, 1969. Reissued, 1st thus. Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated boards). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. published as part of the Heron series, abridged by Lucy Moorehead. The book is subtitled "junior edition" and is illustrated with a map double page, 6 pages of black-and-white plates, a single page map, and some line drawings. With a clean copy, no damage of note. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 283 pages. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage apart from age toning of the page edges. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration ; Pacific; History -- Pacific ; Pacific; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0241016908. ISBN/EAN: 9780241016909. Inventory No: 0248919. . 9780241016909 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$6.98

The Fatal Impact; The Invasion of the South Pacific 1767 -- 1840
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The Fatal Impact; The Invasion of the South Pacific 1767 -- 1840

By Moorehead, Alan

Hamish Hamilton, London, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. list of illustrations, appendix, selected bibliography and index. 25 illustrations, and 5 black and white maps and drawings by H. J. Blackman. " "The history of the South Pacific region since the discovery by Europeans have been one of disaster, corruption and annihilation. "...and, ironically, in each case it was Cook, one of the greatest and certainly the most humane explorer of his day, who was to cause the fatal impact.". -- from the front fold over panel blurb, of the hardcover dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 283 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration ; Pacific; History -- Pacific ; Inventory No: 0246178. .

$20.93

The Fatal Impact; The Invasion of the South Pacific 1767 -- 1840
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The Fatal Impact; The Invasion of the South Pacific 1767 -- 1840

By Moorehead, Alan

Penguin, London, 1979. reprint. Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. list of illustrations, appendix, selected bibliography and index. 25 illustrations, and 5 black and white maps and drawings by H. J. Blackman. " "The history of the South Pacific region since the discovery by Europeans have been one of disaster, corruption and annihilation. "...and, ironically, in each case it was Cook, one of the greatest and certainly the most humane explorer of his day, who was to cause the fatal impact.". -- from the front fold over panel blurb, of the hardcover dustjacket. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 283 pages. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage apart from age toning of the page edges. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration ; Pacific; History -- Pacific ; Pacific; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0140027734. ISBN/EAN: 9780140027730. Inventory No: 0246179. . 9780140027730 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$4.44

The Last Bastion
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The Last Bastion

By Williamson, Kristin

Lansdowne Press, Sydney, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. 264 pp., 59 black and white illustrations, two maps. Based on the TV series written by David Williamson and Denis Whitburn. The story of the three years through which Australia was in the frontline of the Pacific war. " We are the last bastion between the Japanese and the west coast of America. If you let us fall, America itself is in danger". This appeal, broadcast by Australia's Prime Minister John Curtin to the United States in 1942, signalled the greatest crisis in Australia's history. there is no damage to the book or the dustjacket. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Pacific; Military History -- Australia; Military History; ISBN: 0701818476. ISBN/EAN: 9780701818470. Inventory No: 0241800. . 9780701818470

$10.47

The Inseparable Grief; Margaret Cargill of Fiji

By Dickson, Mora

Denis Dobson, London, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 400 g.; (5), 6-174, (2) pages, acknowledgements, bibliography and index. At the beginning of the text is a map, double paged, showing Fiji and its environs. Blue/green coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A little bumping to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Fading to the top book edges and there is browning and foxing to the top text block edge. Browning to the other text block edges and age toning to the internal text. Staining can be seen to the top right-hand corner of the free front end paper and a half title page. Illustrated dustwrapper with white and green coloured background and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels and creasing to the dustwrapper edgings. Sunning to the backstrip. Staining to the top right-hand corner of the front panel. There is a small nick to the top edge of the front dustwrapper panel. The biography of Margaret Cargill, and her husband, and of their missionary work in the true "cannibal Islands", Fiji in the 19th century. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Pacific; Religion -- Christianity; History -- Pacific ; ISBN: 0234777117. ISBN/EAN: 9780234777114. Inventory No: 0111531. . 9780234777114

$27.91

THE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK
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THE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK

By RIENITS, Rex and Thea

Paul Hamlyn, Middlesex, England, 1970. Fourth Impression. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Illustrated. map of Cook's three voyages, index and acknowledgements. Illustrated endpapers, showing natives of a South Sea Island, a contemporary illustration from Cook's time. Profusely illustrated with 38 colour illustrations and over 140 in black-and-white -- both contemporary illustrations and photography. Navy blue coloured boards with a gilt coloured illustration, of a compass, to the lower right-hand corner of the front board. Gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing and wear to the book edges and Browning of the text block edges. Illustrated dustwrapper, with advertising wraparound, with blue and white coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels. Some rubbing on the advertising banner edges. The story of Captain James Cook's three voyages to the South Pacific, between 1768 and 1780. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. (11), 12-157 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Maritime ; Pacific; History -- Pacific ; Inventory No: 0111122. . THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU.

$10.47

Battleground South Pacific

By Howlett, Roberts -- Text

A.H. & A. W. Reed, Sydney, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Bruce Adams -- Photographer . VI, 7-224 pages, last page blank, foreword by Sir Arthur Lee, KBE, MC, National President, Returned Services League of Australia, introduction by author and acknowledgements. Map Illustrated endpapers, showing North West Pacific region. The text is illustrated with both colour and black-and-white photographs taken by Bruce Adams, throughout the text. Green coloured cloth covered boards with red titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the book corners. Light age toning of the internal text. Colour photographic dustwrapper with black and red titles to the front panel and white and black titles to the backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Black-and-white photograph of author and photographer to the rear fold over panel. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. A photographic journey, 25 years after the cessation of World War II, to the battlefields of the South Pacific and the remnants that were still visible of the conflict. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Bruce Adams -- Photographer . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Photography; Military History -- World War II; Pacific; History -- Pacific ; Inventory No: 0108464. . THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU.

$34.89

Long Day's Journey in to War; December 7, 1941
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Long Day's Journey in to War; December 7, 1941

By Weintraub, Stanley

Truman Talley Books /Dutton, New York, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. XIV, 706 pages, list of maps, sources and strategies, acknowledgements and index. The text is illustrated with three pages of maps at the beginning of the text and 16 pages of black-and-white photographs between pages 354 and 355. 1/4 black coloured cloth backstrip with silver titles. 3/4 blue/gray coloured boards. Bumping and slight discolouration to the backstrip edges and minor rubbing to the book corners. There has been fading to the extreme edges of the book panels and browning of the text block edges. Plain text dustwrapper with gray coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Black-and-white photograph of the author to the rear fold over panel flap. " Long Day's Journey into War captures the whirlwind events sweeping the world on the calendar day that may be the most momentous of the twentieth century. ' A day that will live in infamy' was President Franklin D. Roosevelt's characterisation of the un-quiet Sunday that was, on the western half of the globe, December 7, 1941. In this riveting re-creation, the vast, world wide scope of the major turning point of the World War II comes to unforgettable life." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. The attack on Pearl Harbour by the Japanese. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History ; Politics ; Military History -- World War II; Pacific; History -- America. ISBN: 0525933441. ISBN/EAN: 9780525933441. Inventory No: 0107890. . 9780525933441 THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU.

$13.96

Ancient Hawaiian Civilization. a series of lectures delivered at the Kamehemeha Schools
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Ancient Hawaiian Civilization. a series of lectures delivered at the Kamehemeha Schools

By HANDY, E. S. Craighill, and Kenneth P. Emory, Edwin H. Bryan, Peter H. Buck, John H. Wise and Others

Charles E. Tuttle Co, Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, Japan, 1976. Reprint. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. 336 pages, with index and glossary, illustrated dust jacket. The top edge of the text block is spotted, the back strip section of the dust jacket has faded. . These lectures were by a group of scientists on the staff of the Bishop Museum and others who discussed such topics as: race; government; feasts and holidays; houses and villages; food; fiberwork; language; music; carving; warfare; navigation; medicine; nature; and other subjects. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Pacific; Hawaii; ISBN: 0804800235. ISBN/EAN: 9780804800235. Inventory No: 0211053. . 9780804800235

$13.96

An Open Path; Christian Missionaries 1515-1914
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An Open Path; Christian Missionaries 1515-1914

By Beeching, Jack

Ross-Erickson Inc, Santa Barbara, California, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. 325pp., list of maps, bibliography and index. Maps used to illustrate text are in black and white. Blue boards with gilt titles on spine. Minor rubbing has occurred to the corners, and the head and the heel of the spine are bumped. Previous owners name on the ffep. Illustrated dustwrapper by a painting by Malcolm Ross. White titles on the front cover and black titles on the spine. There has been a little rubbing to the dustwrapper and there are some minor chips to the head of the spine. ".....depicts the missionaries as neither benevolent saviours of savage souls nor fanatics ignorantly responsible for the destruction of indigenous culture. The best of these people were brave men under stress in the human predicament. The worst were hypocrites and parties to mass murder. Beeching's investigation of the adventures, explorations, the passions and the errors of missionaries are convincingly set down and the reader is left for himself to judge whether missionary emerges as a hero, villain, or fool.". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History ; Pacific; Religion -- Christianity; ISBN: 0915520532. ISBN/EAN: 9780915520534. Inventory No: 0100346. . 9780915520534

$13.96

Tungi of the Big Reef (Pacific Book)
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Tungi of the Big Reef (Pacific Book)

By Rose, Lyndon

Jacaranda Press, Brisbane, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/Poor. Illustrated title page, and black-and-white illustrations are scattered throughout, illustrator not credited. Illustrated boards with dark brown and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration is for underlying board, with white and dark brown coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A novel set in the Pacific Island Samoa and the adventures of a young boy Tungi. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges, with rubbing of the top book corners and lower book edges. Browning to the text block edges and pages. Some handling marks to the end pages. Chipping of the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges. Sunning and rubbing of the dustwrapper with some staining to the rear panel noticeable. To the verso of the dustwrapper the staining is much more visible – please see photograph. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 102, [2] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Pacific; fiction -- adolescent; Inventory No: 0100827. . This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$10.47

Nareau's Nation; A Portrait of the Gilbert Islands

By Whincup, Tony

Stacey International, London, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Tony Whincup-- Photographer. 228 pp., foreword by Leremia Tabai, Chief Minister, preface by author, acknowledgements, futher reading, maps. Pale coffee coloured endpapers. Photographic title page. Within book there are black and white and colored photographs taken by Tony Whincup. Dark brown boards with gilt writing on spine. Very minor rubbing to the corners of book & dust marks to the top paper edge. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a native canoe, with dark brown writing on front panel and spine. Minor rubbing to the corners and front edge of the dustwrapper and some creasing along the top and bottom edges of the dustwrapper. A necklace of 33 islands covering several thousand miles Pacific Ocean and incorporating The Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati), the Phoenix, the Line Islands and Banaba form one of the worlds' new nations. This is a photographic essay of this nation. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Tony Whincup-- Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Photography; Pacific; ISBN: 0905743164. ISBN/EAN: 9780905743165. Inventory No: 0100800. . 9780905743165

$13.96

Fishes of Polynesia
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Fishes of Polynesia

By BAGNIS, Raymond, MAZELLIER, Philippe, BENNETT, Jack & CHRISTIAN, Erwin

Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. 368 pages, photographic end pages, with 1 map and hundreds of colour illustrations. Title page: Hoa / Chameleon Sea Bass. Endpages: Tahitian fisherman casting his net; Cloth cover. Lettering on front cover and spine The fishes of French Polynesia (names in Latin, Tahitian (Mao'hi) & English). The fish are grouped either in taxonomic families or by biological and morphological affinities which exceed the criteria normally used to define a family. The general behaviour, eating habits, biological characters, as well as local methods of spearing or fishing each species, have received much attention. Besides the Tahitian names for each species, the names used in other archipelagoes is also given. The occasional recipe adds interest to the book. :-) the colour photographic illustrated dustwrapper has a 0.5 in. tear at the top left of the front panel, with associated creasing and chipping across the top of the backstrip and the top left of the panel. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Pacific; Polynesia - Micronesia - Melanesia; Inventory No: 0208662. . THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING.

$31.40