Very Good in Very Good jacket. This book, first published in the Journal of the Polynesian Society from 1950 to 1955, and then in a one-volume edition in 1958 in New Zealand, is an account of traditional Hawaiian life based on a review of the literary sources and the recollections of living informants; both co-authors worked at Bernice P. Bishop Museum in Honolulu; includes an introduction by Terence Barrow, and a concluding chapter on the History and Ecology of Ka-'u by Elizabeth Green Handy (red cloth with gold lettering, pages very slightly tanned, previous owner's name on front endpaper; pictorial dust jacket with slight edge creasing; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy)
VG+/VG+; Hardback in Very Good+ condition with Very Good+ dust jacket. 0804810311. 8vo 8"-9" tall; 259 pages; With a concluding chapter on the History and Ecology of Ka-'u by Elizabeth Green Handy and with an introduction to the new edition by Terence Barrow.
ISBN 0804810311. Hardback. Good to Very Good condition book, with some browning and dustsoiling to edges of interior pages, slight brownspotting to top edge of book, in a Good to Very Good Condition dustjacket with minor chips, rubs and creases to edges, one-inch closed tear on top edge of spine jacket, slight spine fade. Tight, sound copy with heavy highlighting to first 20 pages of text, no apparent markings to rest of book. Later Printing. $7.95 original price is present and unclipped on front flap of dustjacket.
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