Author: Anonymous Year: 1839 Edition: First edition Publisher: London; The Religious Tract Society Category: Americas Price: € 600.-
Printed by John Hill, Black Horse Court, Fleet Street. Contemporary binding of 3/4 calf over marbled boards, 12mo, half title, title, pp. xii, (1), 1 (map), 356. Complete with the map of the Sandwich Islands. One table within the text. The spine divided into five compartments by four raised bands, gilt, with the titles in the second and fourth compartments.
The binding rubbed and the corners bumped. A handwritten remark on the front pastedown, a stamp on the second ffep and a different stamp on the title page. No other library marks. The first page of the main text with some offsetting from the map and some foxing, the rest of the text very clean. Page 179 misnumbered 779.
A rare and interesting book with only one auction record in ABPC (Swann, 1979).