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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.

Fantaisies Oceanographiques by RASKIN, E.H

Paris: F. Dumas, 1926. First Edition. Parisian pochoir printmaking at its finest A rare and exotic album of vivid French art deco undersea fantasies. These skilfully printed pochoir designs are based on tropical corals, anemones, plankton and jellyfish...

From Rare Illustrated Books


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


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


An account of the Pelew Islands: situated in the western part of the Pacific Ocean. Composed from the journals and communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and some of his officers, who, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a packet belonging to the Hon. East India Company by KEATE, George

1789 George Keate Account of Pelew Islands Philippines War Palau South Pacific George Keate's "Account of the Pelew Islands" is a rare 18th-century description of the Pelew people and Oceania regions of the South Pacific including the Philippines and oth...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


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


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


Voyages of the Dutch brig of war "Dourga" through the Southern and little-known parts of the Moluccan archipelago und along the previously unknown Southern coast of New Guinea performed during the years 1825 and 1826, by D.H. Kolff, translated from the Dutch by George Windsor Earl. by KOLFF, Dirk Hendrik

1840 1st ed Voyages of Dourga Dutch Australia Molucca South Pacific MAPS English The 'Voyages of the Dutch brig of war "Dourga"' is an important source regarding the exploration of the South Pacific Islands. After the establishment of a British outpost on...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Canoes of Oceania (Special publications - Bernice P. Bishop Museum ; 27-29) 3 Vols in One by Haddon, Alfred C.; Hornell, James

Honolulu: Bishop Museum Pr, 1975. First edition thus. Trade softcover. Combined edition, 3 volumes in one. Published Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1975, first printing. Thick, small 4to. wrappers, 7 1/4" x 10 3/4" xvii+454pp; vi+342pp; ii+88pp....

From The Wild Muse


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


A NARRATIVE OF MISSIONARY ENTERPRISES IN THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDS. With Remarks Upon the Natural History of the Islands, Origin, Languages, Traditions and Usages of the Inhabitants. Fourth Thousand. Illustrated with Engravings on Wood by G. Baxter by Williams, John (1796-1839)

London: J. Snow, for the Author, 1837. Early printing (4th thousand), same year as the first, and the first printing to contain the Baxter portrait of the author. Original brown cloth decorated in blind, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, original grey end...

From Steven Temple Books ABAC / ILAB


MEMORIAL OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK ON OCEAN STEAM NAVIGATION. January, 1864. -- To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States. Prepared by John Austin Stevens, Jr., Secretary, under the direction of the Committee on Ocean steam navigation by STEVENS. JOHN AUSTIN, Jr

John W. Amerman. New York. 1864. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.9 x 5.8 inches). 80pp. Large fold out map of the main steam ship lines of the world with the proposed American lines, at the rear. Tan paper wraps, printed in black. Circular blind stamp of Biblioth...

From Paul Foster Books


Easter Island; The Rapanui Speech and the Peopling of Southeast Polynesia by Churchill, William

Washington, D.C.: The Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1912. Very Good, 1/2 leather, 1/2 marbled clot, with red leather title labels and gilt lettering, gilt rules, marbled endpages, edges of page block with red speckles. Leather rubbed, prior owner name...

From Dale Steffey Books


The cruise of The Marchesa to Kamschatka and New Guinea with notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu, and various islands of the Malay Archipelago by Guillemard, F. H. H

John Murray. London. 1889. Second edition. Octavo. xviii, (1), 455pp. 14 coloured maps (five folding), numerous illus. Original blue cloth, decorative gilt to front board and spine. Rubbed and bumped to extremities. Upper hinge tender. Lightly toned. Fran...

From Paul Haynes Rare Books


Jamaica Inn (MCMXXXVI Doubleday 1st Ed. Thus W/Rex Whistler Dj) by Du Maurier, Daphne

Daphne DuMaurier. Jamaica Inn, Doubleday & Company MXMXXXVI, 243 page First Printing Thus. IN RARE ORIGINAL REX WHISTLER UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET, Original cover price $4.50. 5 3/8 X 8 1/8. Back panel lists Rebecca, The King's General, The Scapegoat and The...

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