This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...Adams, and made a series of scientific observations on shore. On the 12th he proceeded to Kawaihae, where the king and most of the chiefs ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...Adams, and made a series of scientific observations on shore. On the 12th he proceeded to Kawaihae, where the king and most of the chiefs were assembled in council, and spent several days in friendly intercourse with them. A Frenchman from Bordeaux, named Jean Rives, who had been twelve years in the islands, acted as interpreter for the king. In view of the disaffection of Kekuaokalani, and the impending danger of civil war, a grand council was 'convened on the 14th, at which Captain Freycinet, after referring to the cession to Vancouver, declared that France and England were allies, and were both ready to assist Liholiho in maintaining peace and order in his kingdom. Immediately after this council, Kalanimoku, at his own request, was baptized on board of the "Uranie" by the chaplain, the Abbe De Quelen. The next day Captain Freycinet sailed for Lahaina, where he set up an observatory on shore, adjoining the "brick palace," and made a series of pendulum observations. Having laid in supplies of fresh provisions and water, he proceeded to Honolulu on the 26th, and exchanged salutes with the fort. Boki, a younger brother of Kalanimoku, was acting governor at Oahu. Captain W. H. Davis, who was extensively engaged in the sandal-wood and fur trade, entertained Captain Freycinet at his residence on shore. The latter justly praises Don Marin for his industry and enterprise. Governor Boki, on learning from Captain Davis that Kalanimoku had been baptized, requested the same privilege for himself. He was accordingly baptized on board of the "Uranie" on the 27th. back to the cover of a stone wall, but finding the party opposed to them to be small, they advanced again and pursued the rebels till they came up to the main body, and the battle...
b/w Illustration. Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Second edition / unstated printing. Good, slight darkening to spine & edges of covers, several spots on rear cover, pen gift inscription on top half of front endpaper. 14.5 x 21cm. hard cover. 357pp.
Very Good. Spine faded, o/w very good. Post-revolution 2nd edition with frontis illustration of Government House. Marbled page edges, embossed green cloth cover. 8vo. Nearly 100 pages are devoted to native practices and the ancient civil polity, another 70 cover the period from Cook's visit to Kamehameha I's death, and the rest comprises a comprehensive account to the revolution and annexation. 357pp. Index. 7 maps, illustrations. > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |
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