Life in the Sandwich Islands; or, The Heart of the Pacific, as it Was and Is. New York: A. S. Barnes; Cincinnati: H. W. Derby, 1851
In 12s (7 1/4 x 4 7/8 in.; 186 x 125 mm). Additional pictorial tinted wood-engraved title-page, 5 tinted wood-engraved plates, full-page wood-engraved map of the Hawaiian Islands, 2 wood-engraved vignettes in text, 3 pages of author ads at end; some scattered foxing to text, some browning to plates. Publisher's blue cloth, covers panelled in blind, front cover with central gilt vignette of a missionary preaching to indigenous Hawaiians, endpapers printed with publisher's ads; slightest rubbing to extremities.
First edition; presentation copy, inscribed by Cheever on the frontispiece recto: "Jane Tyler with Thanksgiving Salutations from Henry T. Cheever, Nov. 20: 1856." A fine, bright copy.
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