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[Kamehameha IV, King of Hawaii.] Autograph Letter in the third person, to the British Representative on Hawaii, W. W. F. Synge, declining 'Mr. Allan's invitation' and thanking him for the loan of a magazine.

Author: 
Kamehameha IV [born Alexander ?Iolani Liholiho] (1834-1863), fourth King of Hawaii, 1855-1863 [William Webb Follett Synge (1826-1891), diplomat and author]
Publication details: 
'Hamaikamalama [sic] | Sunday Morning.' No date, but between 1861 and 1863.
£950.00

1p., 4to. In good condition, lightly aged. Reads: 'Hamaikamalama [sic] | Sunday Morning. | The King wishes to acknowledge Mr. Synge's Kindness in sending him the “Saturday Review”, which will be returned after perusal. - | The King & Queen regret they cannot accept Mr. Allan's invitation to be of the morning's riding party. - | To H. B. M. Representative'. For information on the recipient William Webb Follett Synge, see his entry in the Oxford DNB.

[ Honolulu imprint; pamphlet ] A Memorandum. "For Private Circulation and Not for Publication".

Author: 
Walter F. Dillingham [See Wikipedia]
Publication details: 
Honolulu, Hawaii, 1932.
£350.00

Pamphlet, [12]pp., inclusive of printed beige (unless aged white) wraps, poor condition, frayed crumbling edges, closed tears, but text complete. I.e. requires binding. Manuscript note on title, "The truth about the Massie Fortesque Case" with illegible initials. With: typed biography of the author, Walter Francis Dillingham, Hawaiian entrepreneur and statesman, known by some as "Mr Hawaii". Scarce; copies held only by Oregon and Honolulu libraries (WorldCat).

[ Richard Walton Tully, American dramatist. ] Typescript of his play 'The Bird of Paradise'.

Author: 
Richard Walton Tully (1877-1945), American dramatist
Publication details: 
'Please Return | R. Percy Burton | Farmers Loan & Trust Co | 15 Cockspur Street | London SW'. Undated. [ Circa 1912. ]
£750.00

'The Bird of Paradise', Tully's best-known play, is set in Hawaii during the 'Revolutionary Days of the Early Nineties'. It was the subject of what the New York Times called 'one of the bitterest plagiarism suits on record'. A schoolteacher named Grace Fender was initially successful in her claim that it was based on her play 'In Hawaii', but the case was reversed on appeal. It was first produced in Rochester, USA, in December 1911, with productions at Daly's in New York in 1912, and the Lyric Theatre, London, in September 1915. A total of 158pp., 4to.

Engravings of Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga, New Guinea, Fiji, Pitcairn Islands, etc., from De Sainson, and map of Tonga, in Vol.2 [Tomo II] of the Spanish edition of Dumont D'Urville's 'Voyage Pittoresque' ('Viaje Pintoresco al Rededor del Mundo').

Author: 
M. Dumont D'Urville, Capitan de Navio [Louis Auguste de Sainson (1801-1887), official artist on board Dumont D'Urville's L'Astrolabe, during its three months' tour of New Zealand in 1827]
Publication details: 
Barcelona. Imprenta y Libreria de Juan Oliveres, Calle de Escudellers, Núm. 53. 1841.
£300.00

The 90 plates (uncoloured steel engravings) are in 4to format, in good condition, with some having creasing to corners (not affecting the illustrations themselves), on lightly-aged paper, in the second volume of the work ([6] + 382pp., 4to), which is in a worn contemporary brown leather half-binding with marbled paper covers. These show views, fauna, inhabitants, atrefacts, and incidents on D'Urville's voyage. Also present is a fold-out map (Gravé par Ambroise Tardieu') titled 'Carte des Iles Tonga pour servir au Voyage pittoresque autour du Monde par M. D'Urville.

Diplomatic and Consular Reports. Trade of the Hawaiian Islands (1896). No. 1900.

Author: 
[Foreign Office. 1897. Annual Series] [Hawaiian Islands; HAWAII]
Publication details: 
Foreign Office, 1897
£35.00

Pamphlet, stitched as issued, 14pp., 8vo, sl. foxed and dusted, mainly good condition. Report for 1896.

Hawaiian Grammar.

Author: 
Anon.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£50.00

Typescript, 12pp., 4to, cover/title spotted, contents good.

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