Ten Months in The Fiji Islands

By: Smythe, (Mrs); with an Intoduction and Appendix by Colonel W. J. Smythe

Price: NZ$210.00

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Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Small tears and chips to cloth at ends of spine and at tips of corners of boards. Hinges split and reinforced with red cloth tape. Signs of label removal from front endpaper. Contemporary owner's signature on title page "Geo C. Smythe / [Coole Glehn? (illegible)]". ; x, [2], xviii, [2], 282, [2 (blank)] pages + chromolithograph frontispiece + 3 chromolithograph plates + 6 tinted lithograph plates + 4 maps (1 with hand-coloured route of Col. Smythe; 2 folding) + 2 lithograph plates. 3 in-text engravings. Original green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine, gilt sailing vessel illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 223 x 138mm. Pink coated endpapers. "The circumstances which led to my official mission to the Fiji Islands, and an account of the voyage to them by way of Sydney and Auckland, and on return to England by San Francisco and Panama, will be found briefly related in the Introduction. Mrs. Smythe's Letters, written originally to friends at home, contain a personal narrative of our cruise aomng the Isaldns, and of our subsequent sojourn at them." - from the Preface by W. J. Smythe. The illustrations are: Levuka (Island of Ovalau); The 'Pegasus' towed to her Moorings; Interior of the Great Chapel at Mbau; Mbau; Chapel in process of erection at Vutia; Navatu; Meeting at Nanduri (Mathuata); Meeting at Nakorotumbu; View of the Reef, Lakemba; Fawn Harbour, Vanua-levu; View from the Observatory, Levuka; Cocoa-nut Trees in a Storm; View from Observatory, looking towards the Wood. The 4 maps are: Map of Pacific Ocean; Map of Fiji Group; Map of Route from Navua to Namusi; Map or portion of Melanesia. ; 8vo

Title: Ten Months in The Fiji Islands

Author Name: Smythe, (Mrs); with an Intoduction and Appendix by Colonel W. J. Smythe

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Oxford and London, John Henry and James Parker: 1864

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 20961