‘The Legends and Myths of Hawaii; The Fables and Folk-Lore of a Strange People’ – by King David Kalakaua
An exceptional condition, Very Fine First Edition (pub. 1888) copy, with all ORIGINAL binding and illustrated plates. A definitive guide, by His Majesty King David Kalakaua of Hawaii, to Hawaiian legends and folk stories.
Charles L. Webster & Co., 1888. 530pp., App. 27 illustrations.
By His Majesty King David Kalakaua of Hawaii. Hardcover.
Book Condition: VERY FINE. ORIGINAL covers and binding protected by clear dust jacket. First Edition.
Frontispiece portrait of King Kalakaua and another steel engraving of Queen Kapiolani (follows page 315) both with tissue guards; full page map of the Hawaiian Islands (not included in plate list). Large thick octavo, original light brown cloth, pictorially stamped in black, lettered in gilt. Patterned endpapers. Small stains to boards, very light edgewear to spine, otherwise in amazing condition.