Nineteen Years in Polynesia: Missionary Life, Travels, and Researchecs in The Islands of the Pacific

By: Turner, George (Rev.)

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Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Lacking one plate. Gutters split at endpapers. Hinges weak. Tissue guard at frontispiece detached. Provenance: Inscription on front endpaper from Dr and Mrs Turner to the Rev. W. Hutton. The inscription is dated 28 April 1891. Later ex libris label of D.K.S. Kidd. ; Stated "Second Thousand" on title page. xii, 548 pages + large folding chart "A Comparative View of the Polynesian Dialects + colour frontispiece + 9 of 10 black-and-white plates + 1 full page map. Lacking one black-and-white plate leaf, facing page 132. Besides the plate leaves, there is also a title page vignette and another 27 in-text illustrations. (In total, 39 of 40 illustrations are present, lacking one.) Brown cloth boards with blind-stamped pattern on both boards and spine. Gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 212 x 136mm (8 1/4" x 5 3/8"). Colour frontispiece titled "A Samoan Orator". The frontispiece is "Engd & Printd in Colours by W. Dickes". The frontipiece appears to have been produced by a combination of engraving and some form of colour printing. Contents: Departure from England and Settlement at Tanna; Labours among the People; Hostilities and Difficulties; Continued Opposition; Council to put us to Death; War Declared; Our Flight; Our Rescue; Tanna and the Tannese; Samoa - Position - Early Visitors; - Successfuly Introduction of Christianity; Samoa - Early Hindrances to Christianity; Labours at Safata; Mission Seminary; Conversions; Mission Seminary District; The Press and Translations; Ethnological Papers - Infancy and Childhood; Adult and Advanced Years; Food - Cooking - Liquors; Clothing; Amusements; Mortality - Longevity - Diseases, etc.; Death and Burital; A Future State - Religion, etc.; Mythological Traditions; Houses; Canoes; Articles of Manufacture; Government and Laws; Wars; Illustrations of Scripture; Missionary Voyage in 1845; Missionary Voyage in 1848; Missionary Voyage in 1859; Conclusion; Appendix; Index.

Title: Nineteen Years in Polynesia: Missionary Life, Travels, and Researchecs in The Islands of the Pacific

Author Name: Turner, George (Rev.)

Categories: Other,

Publisher: London, John Snow: 1861

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 19687