Jottings from the Pacific. Reverend William Wyatt GILL.
Jottings from the Pacific.

Jottings from the Pacific.

London: Religious Tract Society, 1885.

Octavo, frontispiece and engraved plates, charming vignettes; in original gilt decorated green cloth.

Cook Islands and Tuvalu

An unusually bright and fine copy. William Wyatt Gill (1828-1896) was an energetic English missionary active in the Pacific and New Guinea, author of numerous works containing valuable ethnographic descriptions of the Cook Islands and Rarotonga. Despite the author's obvious evangelical bias, Gill was an acute and intelligent observer of the indigenous cultures he encountered, and possessed a remarkable linguistic capacity that allowed him to significantly revise the native language of Rarotonga. Jottings from the Pacific draws principally from Gill's period of missionary work in the Cook Islands and Tuvalu and offers a compelling account of the assimilation of the gospel into Polynesian culture and day-to-day life.

An unusually bright and fine copy. William Wyatt Gill (1828-1896) was an energetic English missionary active in the Pacific and New Guinea, author of numerous works containing valuable ethnographic descriptions of the Cook Islands and Rarotonga. Despite the author's obvious evangelical bias, Gill was an acute and intelligent observer of the indigenous cultures he encountered, and possessed a remarkable linguistic capacity that allowed him to significantly revise the native language of Rarotonga. Jottings from the Pacific draws principally from Gill's period of missionary work in the Cook Islands and Tuvalu and offers a compelling account of the assimilation of the gospel into Polynesian culture and day-to-day life.

Condition Report: An excellent copy.

Price (AUD): $485.00

US$355.77   Other currencies

Ref: #4003673

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