1827 TONGA Islands Pacific Voyages Tongan Language MAP 2v SET William Mariner

MARINER, William

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William Mariner was a 19th-century English author who is best-known for his voyage to Tonga. While living (mostly as a detained captive) in Tonga, Mariner gained considerable knowledge of the culture, customs, lifestyle, and society of the Tongan people. After four years, Mariner returned home to England where he began writing his book “Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands”. This work would become the best source for information on Tonga and the Tongan language.

 

Mariner’s famous account was originally published in 1817, edited by John Martin, and would be again be printed in ‘Constable’s Miscellany’ in numerous issues. This 1827 edition of the Constable edition includes an appendix of “A Grammar of the Tongan Language”.

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1827 TONGA Islands Pacific Voyages Tongan Language MAP 2v SET William Mariner

 

William Mariner was a 19th-century English author who is best-known for his voyage to Tonga. While living (mostly as a detained captive) in Tonga, Mariner gained considerable knowledge of the culture, customs, lifestyle, and society of the Tongan people. After four years, Mariner returned home to England where he began writing his book “Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands”. This work would become the best source for information on Tonga and the Tongan language.

 

Mariner’s famous account was originally published in 1817, edited by John Martin, and would be again be printed in ‘Constable’s Miscellany’ in numerous issues. This 1827 edition of the Constable edition includes an appendix of “A Grammar of the Tongan Language”.

 

Item number: #12382

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MARINER, William

 

Constable’s miscellany of original and selected publications …Mariner’s Tonga Islands

 

Edinburgh : Printed for Constable and Co., 1827.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete; 2 volumes
    • I – xxxiv, 340
      • 2 engraved plates
    • II – 234; cviii
      • 2 engraved plates
    • References: Hill 1078; Howgego M 14; Forbes 487
      • “Mariner’s meticulous observations on Tonga make this a key historical text on the history and culture of this island group”.(Forbes)
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
    • Size: ~6.25in X 4in (16cm x 10cm)

 

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12382

Categories

Language Study & Reference

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

MARINER, William

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete