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1 Sharp, Andrew Ancient Voyagers in the Pacific
Auckland Longman Paul (1969) Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
No signatures. Some small tears and chips to margins of dust-jacket. A couple of price-stickers on the dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; 1969 reprint of a title first published in 1963. 159 pages + 9 plates. Maps on endpapers. Dark blue papered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 216 x 138mm. "Though for more than a hundred years it was believed that New Zealand, Hawaii and other detached islands were discovered by Polynesian explorers who returned to their home islands and stimulated deliberate colonizaing expeditions to their discoveries, in 1956 Andrew Sharp threw the greatest doubt on these reconstructions. He brought a mass of evidence to support that theory that planned two-way navigation between distant islands in prehistoric times would have been impossible, and that their settlement was achieved by one-way voyagers who happened on them after being blown away in storms or after loading canoes with livestock, plants and other commodities and setting out in the hope of finding other land." - from dust-jacket blurb. 
Price: 27.00 NZD
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2 Sharp, Andrew The Discovery of the Pacific Islands
Oxford Clarendon Press 1960 First Edition Hardcover Good in Fair dust jacket 
Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Dust wrapper in plastic jacket taped to the boards. The front flap of the dust wrapper is missing, but the blurb from the front flap has been cut out and pasted to the front fly leaf. Unrelated marginalia on page 15. A good reading copy or working copy.; xiii, [1], 259, [1] pages + 6 maps + 4 plates. Blue cloth boards. Page dimensions: 216 x 137mm. 122 chapters. 4 page bibliography. Selected chapters: The Expedition of Ferdinand Magellan; The Portugese Discoveries; The Expedition of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi; Francis Drake; Jacob Le Maire; Abel Janzoon Tasman; Maarten Gerritszoon Vries; Edward David; Juan Rodriguez and Bernard de Egui; John Byron; Samuel Wallis; Philip Carteret; Captain Mortlock; George Bass; Captain Sawle; Captain Crozer; Nathaniel Cary; John Elphinstone Erskine. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 33.75 NZD
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