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Author Name:    HOWARTH, David COOK, James BLIGH, William

Title:   Tahiti : A Paradise Lost. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Harvill Press, London, 1984, ISBN:000262804X 

Seller ID:   45885

HOWARTH, David. Tahiti : A Paradise Lost. London : Harvill Press, 1983. First U.K. Printing. Pp 226. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. "In June 1767, HMS Dolphin sighted an unknown Pacific island. [...] The Dolphin was followed by many other ships, English, French, Spanish, and American, some with famous captains - among them Louis de Bougainville, James Cook, and William Bligh of the Bounty. [...]. And so a fatal shadow fell across this dying Utopia, witnessed by Herman Melville, Paul Gauguin, and Robert Louis Stevenson." - dj. 16 chapters including : 3. The French in Arcady; 4. Endeavour; 5. TheTransit of Venus; 6. Sailors Imparadised; 7. 'Noble Savages'; 8. Spanish O bservers; 9. The First Preachers; 10. Cook's Last Visit; 11. Mutiny; 12. The Mission of the Duff; 13. Muskets and Mercenaries. Name stamp, else very good in lightly edgeworn, unclipped dustjacket. 20.00


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