Etat de la Société Taitienne a l'arrivée des Européens…. Edmond de BOVIS.

Etat de la Société Taitienne a l'arrivée des Européens…

Papeete: Government printer, 1909.

Octavo, 66 pp, in later quarter cloth with titling wrappers bound in.

With information from several Tahitian dignitaries

"Documentation de grande valeur" (O'Reilly-Reitman). Bovis, who spent more than a decade involved in marine surveying of the Tahitian islands, made this close study of all aspects of Tahitian life, partly basing his information on interviews with the significant Tahitian figures Tuaroa, the priest who died as an old man in 1844 and thus had lived through the period of European discovery, as well as Pati (d. 1852) and prince Mai of Bora-Bora. This is the only separate printing of this this piece which otherwise appeared in several periodicals including the Revue coloniale.

"Documentation de grande valeur" (O'Reilly-Reitman). Bovis, who spent more than a decade involved in marine surveying of the Tahitian islands, made this close study of all aspects of Tahitian life, partly basing his information on interviews with the significant Tahitian figures Tuaroa, the priest who died as an old man in 1844 and thus had lived through the period of European discovery, as well as Pati (d. 1852) and prince Mai of Bora-Bora. This is the only separate printing of this this piece which otherwise appeared in several periodicals including the Revue coloniale.

Bound here with another Papeete printed pamphlet Souvenirs de P. Marcantoni... 1879-1931 (Imprimerie de l'Oceanie 1932, 32pp, good in original wrappers although front cover and preliminaries a bit stained).

O'Reilly-Reitman, 4669.

Price (AUD): $850.00  other currencies Ref: #2903219

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