Lot 1: Adams, Henry. Memoirs of Arii Taimai E Marama of Eimeo Teriirere of Tooarai Teriinui of Tahiti Tauratua I Amo. Double page map with institutional stamp on verso 4to, original cloth rebacked retaining original backstrip, white ink lettering on front

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Description: Adams, Henry. Memoirs of Arii Taimai E Marama of Eimeo Teriirere of Tooarai Teriinui of Tahiti Tauratua I Amo. Double page map with institutional stamp on verso 4to, original cloth rebacked retaining original backstrip, white ink lettering on front cover, stains on rear cover; bookplate. Paris, 1901 E800-1200 Second edition of a work based on legendary tales that Adams heard from the Queen of Tahiti and her family during his 1891 trip to the South Seas; revised and considerably enlarged from the 1893 first edition entitled Memoirs of Marau Taaroa, of which only a small number of copies were printed. BAL 29 with An Inscription From Adams, dated Papara, Tahiti, 1902, to the library of the Century Association, one of the 2 New York City private clubs together with the Knickerbocker to which he belonged.
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