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Six titles on Tahiti  

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Six titles on the exploration and colonization of Tahiti

Various Authors

Various places

Various publishers

Various dates


Three (8vo) volumes with three (12mo) documenting the exploration and colonization of Tahiti - four in French, one in Spanish, and one a printed facsimile of a microfiche manuscript in English. 

  • Account of Tahitian Mission by J.M. Gramond, Missionary, written in 1849. Facsimile of manuscript in University of Michigan archive, wrappers. 
  • Tahiti et les Iles Adjacentes par Th. Arbousset. Chez Grassart, Libraire, Paris, 1847. Lithographed frontispiece portrait of the author, with engraved plates and a fold-out map with hand-colored colonial flags, tissue guards. Original green morocco-backed boards lettered on spine in gilt, raised bands, marbled edges and endpapers. Inscribed by the author "To lady Cooper Hommage de l'auteur Th. Arbousset". (Rubbing at joints; a few minor stains inside).
  • Tahiti et les Colonies Françaises de la Polynésie par H. Le Chartier. Jouvet et cie, Paris, 1887. Frontispiece and foldout maps, engravings. (a few small stains to cover; light foxing within).
  • Exposition coloniale de 1889: Les Colonies Françaises...Sous la Direction de M. Louis Henrique. Maison Quantin, Paris, 1889. . Fold-out maps, engraved views and vignettes. Wrappers.
  • Etat de la Societe Taitienne par M. de Bovis. Imprimerie du Gouvernement, Papeete, 1909. Cloth-backed wrappers.
  • Relacion del Viaje Hecho a la Isla de Amat, por Otro Nombre Otahiti y Descubrimiento de Otras Advacentes en los Anos 1774-1775 por Don Jose de Andia y Varela. Jose Porter, Barcelona, 1947. Vellum-backed patterned boards, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers.Number 120 from an edition limited to 200 copies. (Light soiling to vellum; minor foxing within).

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