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Rare Oceania Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

Biblio is proud to offer a wide variety of rare and antique books focused on Oceania. From multi-volume book sets about famous ocean expeditions to non-fiction books about island nations, there are plenty of fascinating rare and antique Oceania books to choose from in the Biblio Rare Book Room. If you love the ocean and are passionate about islands and different island cultures, be sure to look through the rare Oceania books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.

Owls Do Cry by Frame Janet

Christchurch, New Zealand: Pegasus, 1958. Second. Cloth. Good/Good. Janet Frame's first novel, Owls Do Cry draws on many details of her own life. Her childhood was shadowed by poverty, sickness, and accidental death, and shaped by the power of the s...

From The Last Word


Memoirs of the Hawaiian Revolution (3 Volume Set in Original slipcase) by Thurston, Lorrin A.; Sanford B. Dole; Andrew Farrell (ed)

Honolulu: Advertiser Publishing Co., Ltd, 1936. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 600 sets published for subscribers. A set of the memoirs of Sanford B. Dole and Lorrin A. Thurston published by the Advertising Publishing Company. This set is numbered 1...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean undertaken by command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the northern hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780. Fourth Edition. Four Volumes (1793) by James Cook; James King

Four volume set in original full leather. 25 plates (one folding) and one folding map. Condition is fair or good minus. There are two condition issues. First is that volumes were exposed to water and there are dark tide marks on the boards and paper edges...

From Ironwood Hills Books


Jane's Fighting Ships - 1942 by Francis McMurtrie

This is a World War II era edition of "JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS - 1942" (though the book was issued in 1943) with its scarcely found dust jacket. From the dust jacket: "The acknowledged world authority and the only complete and authentic encyclopaedia of all...

From CraigsClassics


An Historical Survey of the Island of Saint Domingo, together with an Account of the Maroon Negroes in the Island of Jamaica and a History of the War in the West Indies, in 1793 and 1794 by Bryan Edwards; William Young

John Stockdale, Piccadilly, London, 1801. Hardcover. Very Good. John Stockdale, 1801, v-xix, 443pp. 6 plates (3 other illustrations, map of Tobago, and large folding map of St. Domingo). Contemporary gray-green boards. Clean, unmarked pages. No foxing p...

From SequiturBooks



The Nautical Almanac and Astrological Ephemeris, For the Year 1796

This is an early, original edition of "The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris, For the Year 1796" published by "Order of the Commissioners of Longitude." Printed in London by C. Buckton. Though the Almanac is for the year 1796, the year stated on...

From CraigsClassics


A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean. Part 1. (Volume 1)(1803 1st ed.) by James Burney

Volume 1 of Burney's 5 volume history of the exploration of the Pacific Ocean. 1803. Volume is ex-library copy with library stamps of University of California dated 1870 and found on title page, p.57 and p.131. Soundly bound in modern blue buckram. Collat...

From Ironwood Hills Books


Famous Novels of the Sea by Herman Melville, James Fenimore Cooper, Michael Scott, George Cupples, Captain Marryat, W. Clark Russell

This is a scarcely found complete set of "Famous Novels of the Sea" including an early, illustrated copy of MOBY DICK. The set was published in 1899 by Charles Scribner's Sons in New York. All novels feature multiple full-page illustrations. Complete set ...

From CraigsClassics


Australia's Aborigines; Their Life and Culture by McCarthy, Frederick D

Melbourne, Australia: Colorgravure Publications, 1957. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, one corner of the slipcase with a tape mend. #4314 of an edition of presumably 5000copies. Profusely illustrated with both B&W and color photographs. 200 pp. . First ...

From Dale Steffey Books


The Letters of Fletcher Christian (limited ed. #291) by Stephen Walters (editor)

1984 Genesis Limited Edition. #291/350. Bound in half leather with decorative boards in a black slipcase. Condition is fine. Slipcase has small ding on one corner and minor shelf wear. Volume has a few light scuff marks on back board from slipcase, no oth...

From Ironwood Hills Books


Were the Hawaiian Islands Visited by the Spaniards Before Their Discovery by Captain Cook in 1778? by Dahlgren, Erik W

4to. Pp. 220, [6] folded leaves of plates. Maps, in b&w and color. With 27 maps, most fold-out. Bound in 3/4 tan leather over marble-esqued boards. Black morocco title label on spine. Marbled edges. With original wrappers bound in. Ownership name on fron...

From Long Brothers Fine and Rare Books


Oceanic Art Myth, Man, and Image in the South Seas by Schmitz, Carl

New York: Abrams, 1969. This is a fine hardcover copy in a fine dust jacket. Completely clean inside and out. No wear at all. One tiny black star (remainder mark) to the bottom page-edge. Carl A.Schmitz was one of the great scholars in this field, and thi...

From Design Books


Mutiny on the Bounty (1st state)(1932) by Charles Nordhoff; James Norman Hall

First edition, first printing, first state, US edition, hardcover with dust jacket in archival cover. A good copy: boards have fading along edges; gutter showing by title page but binding is sound. Interior has plain endpapers (i.e.: 1st issue); owner's s...

From Ironwood Hills Books


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