The Hawaiian Archipelago. Six Months Among The Palm Groves, Coral Reefs, And Volcanoes Of The Sandwich Islands.
John Murray, Albemarle Street.
8vo. 5.25 x 7.75 inches. xv + [i] + 318 pp. +  + 32 pp. publisher's catalogue. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with blind stamped borders enclosing gilt block. Extremities a little worn and some foxing, largely confined to edges and margins; otherwise a very good copy. Library label on second free endpaper. Illustrated by folding map, frontispiece and by 10 text figures, including 2 whole page. An account of the author's six months exploration of the Hawaiian Islands, still an independent kingdom before annexation by the USA. It describes the geography of the islands with a visit to the volcano of Kilauea and the lifestyle and customs of the Hawaiians, with particular reference to the women. Isabella Lucy Bird (1831-1904) was the daughter of a clergyman, who began her extensive travels around the world for health reasons. Her best known work is A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (1879). The first edition of this title was published in 1875.
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