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FIJI AND THE FIJIANS...Edited by George Stringer Rowe
Two volumes, octavo, original decorated cloth stamped in blind and gilt, brown endpapers. Vol. I, The Islands and Their Inhabitants : pp (xii), (267) + folding map + 7 plates (three in colour). Many illustrations in text. Vol. II, Mission History: pp (viii), (436), (1, ads, 1, blank) + 4 plates (one with tissue guard. Two text illustrations. Both spines darkened, but gilt still clear; some foxing to the plates; minor cover soling, else a fine, clean and tight pair, inner hinges not cracked, no owner names. "One of the outstanding works on Fiji. Reverend Thomas Williams, of Adelaide, Australia, lived as a Wesleyan missionary in Fiji for thirteen years. Reverend James Calvert, considered the 'father' of the Fiji missions, worked there for seventeen years. The preface to the first volume gives a few guidelines to the pronunciation of the Fijian language. The book contains information on the origins of the natives, their warlike tendencies, industrial produce, manners, customs, religion, and language. The enormity of the task attempted and accomplished in Fiji is a tribute to the persistent endeavors of the various missionary societies at work in the South Seas" - Hill 1885. Binding: Hardcover .
      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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