Rare: History of the Hawaiian Islands: by James Jackson Jarves. 1872.
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No reserve on a rare copy of History of the Hawaiian Islands: Embracing Their Antiquities, Mythology, Legends, Discovery by Europeans in the Sixteenth Century, Re-Discovery by Cook, with Their Civil, Religious and Political History, from the Earliest Traditionary Period to the year 1846 by James Jackson Jarves. Published by Henry M. Whitney. Stated 4th edition. 242 pages followed by advertisements for Honolulu businesses. One map, 17 b/w illustrations. Jarves, a member of the American Oriental Society, arrived in Oahu in 1837. He founded and edited the Polynesian, Hawaii's first newspaper. This is one of the few contemporary histories not written by a missionary and is of much interest in the political, social, and economic areas. Frontis is missing the laid in photo of Kamehameha V. Cracked binding in front. Foxing on end papers. Interior pages are moderately age-toned, unmarked and clean.