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WILLIAMS,  THOMAS & JAMES CALVERT. - Fiji and the Fijians. Edited by George Stringer Rowe.

Title: Fiji and the Fijians. Edited by George Stringer Rowe.
Description: New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1859.Original cloth, rebacked with the original spine laid down. With coloured frontispiece, folding map and 40 woodengraved plates and illustrations (2 in colours). X,551 pp.First published in London in 1858. - '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). - A fine copy.

Keywords: Fiji Islands Pacific

Price: EUR 302.50 = appr. US$ 328.77 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 28548