A Pictorial Tour of Hawaii, 1850-1852. Watercolors, Paintings, & Drawings by James Gay Sawkins. With an Account of His Life & Travels by David W. Forbes. Foreword by Richard H. Dillon
by James Gay Sawkins
San Francisco:: Book Club of California,, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. James Gay Sawkins. Series: Book Club of California Publication, Number 197. LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies, designed by Jack W. Stauffacher of The Greenwood Press, binding by Cardoza-James Binding Company. Oblong 4to. 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches. (126) pp. Half-title, two-toned frontispiece map of the Hawaiian Islands, title page printed in 2 colors, 3 black-and-white portraits, 42 color plates; text clean, unmarked. Beige cloth, printed paper spine label, plain paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, very minor shelf wear. Original prospectus in original mailing envelope laid in. Bob Cates' copy. Near Fine. "Sawkins' depictions offer a nostalgic glimpse of long since vanished landscapes and inhabitants of mid-nineteenth-century Hawaii. None of the selections in this collection have been reproduced previously. The reproductions are accompanied by descriptive notes and accounts of the present-day location of each." Harlan. Included in the Rounce and Coffin Club Exhibition of Western Books. REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 197. (Inventory #: GY815-137)
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