Un Royaume Polynésien. Iles Hawaï. Marie Gabriel Bosseront d' ANGLADE.
Un Royaume Polynésien. Iles Hawaï.

Un Royaume Polynésien. Iles Hawaï.

Paris: Plon, 1893.

Octavo, folding map; a good copy, uncut in the original blue-grey wrappers,

First edition: this is an especially good account of Hawaii at the end of the nineteenth century, by a French diplomat, written under the pseudonym Georges Sauvin.

First edition: this is an especially good account of Hawaii at the end of the nineteenth century, by a French diplomat, written under the pseudonym Georges Sauvin.
D'Anglade was French Consul and Commissioner to Hawaii and writes about Honolulu and the Hawaiian royal family from personal experience. His excellent memoir of life in Hawaii has been recently translated as A Tree in Bud: The Hawaiian Kingdom 1889-1893, with one wonderful quote making it to the internet: 'Everybody in Hawaii finds the businessman a sympathetic figure, for his constant concern is to 'make money'… This is his first object and ruling passion, toward which he dedicates all his faculties. All foreigners who settle in Hawaii are - or want to be - businessmen'.

Carter, p. 157.

Price (AUD): $385.00  other currencies     Ref: #2205179

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