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Lot 3

3. [COOK: BIBLIOGRAPHY & SUPPORTING MATERIAL]. BISHOP MUSEUM. Brigham, William Tufts. Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History [wrapper title]. Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1899, 1902, 1906, & 1906. 4 vols., folio, original tan printed wrappers. Consisting of four works by Brigham:

Hawaiian Feather Work. Vol. I, #1 (1899). 81, ii pp., 15 color and black and white plates, text illustrations.

Stone Implements and Stone Work of the Ancient Hawaiians. Vol. 1, #4 (1902). 100 pages, black and white plates, text illustrations.

Mat and Basket Weaving of the Ancient Hawaiians. Vol. II, #1 (1906). iv, 162 pp., black and white plates, text illustrations.

Old Hawaiian Carvings Found in a Cave on the Island of Hawaii. Vol. II, #2 (1906). 20 pp., text illustrations.

Some wrappers chipped and separated, some pages and plates chipped, but generally very good. Two with contemporary ink signature of Alice Kennedy on upper wrapper.
     First editions. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 4995 (citing Vol. I, #1): “The first monograph on the subject.” A series of four original publications on Hawaiian antiquities by the distinguished scientist and educator, who was the museum’s first director and established its publication program. These publications are particularly valuable for the many illustrations they reproduce of fragile Hawaiian cultural artifacts. The Museum remains a premier Hawaiian cultural institution. (4 vols.) ($500-1,000)

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Feathered Helmet Title page-feather work


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