Title: Pacific Bibliography : Printed Matter relating to the Native Peoples of Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. Second Edition in dustjacket.
Seller ID: 104011
TAYLOR, C.R.H. A Pacific Bibliography : Printed Matter relating to the Native Peoples of Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. Second Edition. Oxford :At the Clarendon Press, 1965. Pp (4),[v]-xxx,-692 + folding map at rear . 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “This revised and expanded edition includes, classified by island group and by subject, the most importantof the many writings on the peoples of the Pacific Islands, including New Zealand. They come from books and periodicals in eleven languages.and over three centuries. Aid to consultation is provided by guides, appendices and an exhaustive index: annotations are added when necessary. […] There are more than 16,000 references. Over 13 per cent of them are on the Maori, more than five per cent on Hawaii, and four percent the Fiji Islands. Every island group of Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia is covered.” – from the dj.The author Clyde Romer Hughes Taylor (b. May 13, 1905 - d. July 23, 1997) was Secretary of the Polynesian Society from 1939 and, for many years, librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington. An essential bibliography for the area. Part I. Oceania. Part II. Polynesia. a. Chatham Islandsand Morioris, b. Cook, Hervey, Niue, Tongareva and Manuae Islands, c. East er Island, d. Ellice Islands, e. Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands, f. Mangareva(Gambier), Austral, Rapa, Raivavae, Tubual, Rurutu Islands, g. Marquesas I slands, h. New Zealand and the Maori, i.(a) Phoenix, Christmas and Line Islands, i.(b) Pitcairn, j. Samoa, k. Society Islands, l. Tokelau or Union Islands, m. Tonga or Friendly Islands, n. Tuamotu or Paumotu Islands, o. Uvea (Wallis), Futuna (Hoorn), Alofi Islands. Part III. Melanesia. a. Bismarck Archipelago, b. Fiji Islands, c. Islands near New Guinea, d. New Caledonia and Loyalty Islands, e. New Guinea (Eastern or Melanesian Portions), f. New Hebrides, g Rotuma, h. Solomon Islands. Part IV. Micronesia. a.Caroline Islands, b. Gilbert Islands, c. Mariana Islands, d. Marshall Islands. Includedas subheadings, (especially in the larger of the above secctions), are the following : ethnology, culture contact, physical and mental characteristic s, tribal and family organization, religion, magic, sorcery, language, folklore, archaeology, dress, &c. One small "not needed" library stamp, else very good, with bright gilt, in dustjacket. 85.00