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Hill, Samuel S.
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174
Hill, Samuel S.
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 2,400 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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Hill, Samuel S.

Travels in the Sandwich and Society Islands. London: Chapman and Hall, 1856

In 8s (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 in.; 193 x 121 mm). Half-title, folding engraved map of the Sandwich Islands. Contemporary polished calf gilt, endpapers and edges marbled en suite; rebacked preserving original spine, extremities rubbed.


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Provenance

Edward Salt (gift inscription from G. Ingram "on his leaving Eton, Xmas 1863"; armorial bookplate)

Literature

Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 2175; Judd & Lind 80

Catalogue Note

First edition. Hill "describes Honolulu, gives a general history of the Islands since Captain Cook's time, and visits local sites of picturesque or historical interest. His travels around the island of Hawaii, however, are the most interesting portions of the text" (Forbes). Among the significant Hawaiian texts that Hill provides as appendices is the "Declaration of Rights, Both of the People and Chiefs."

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York