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The Aloha Guide
Supplement to The standard handbook of Honolulu and the Hawaiian islands, for travelers and residents with a historical resume, illustrations and maps, by Ferdinand J. H. Schnack, date of supplement October 15, 1923, 202 pgs, w/ index, maps, photos. This booklet mostly coveted for its surfing cover. Rare book, slightly separated pages from spine, cover is bright, typical age toning, wear to a book this old.
The Aloha Guide
The standard handbook of Honolulu and the Hawaiian islands, for travelers and residents with a historical resume, illustrations and maps, by Ferdinand J. H. Schnack, Endorsed by the Chamber of Commerce of Honolulu and the Hawaii promotion committee. Copyright, 1915, published March 1915 First Edition, 5,000 copies, 202 pgs, w/ index, maps, photos. This booklet mostly coveted for its surfing cover. Rare book, intact spine, the usual condition for the age, but this book is in EX cond.
RELL SUNN'S 20TH ANNUAL MENEHUNE SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP
WHO IS A SURFER? Coloring book produced in conjunction with Ka Lei Ekolu Makaha, December 1994, 20 pgs, on heavy card stock, spiral binding.
RELL SUNN'S Autographed book KEIKIS FOR CLEAN WAVES, KAPU Consciousness Activity Book, in conjunction with Rell Sunn's 19th annual menehune surfing championship November 1993. Concept and story by Rell Sunn.
Only one of its kind found. Inscribed and signed. 14 pgs, on heavy card stock, spiral binding, Very Rare Publication.
The Hawaiian Shirt Its Art & History
Steele, H. Thomas
Abbeville Press, 1984. Hard Cover. Decorative Hawaiian print cover, great book on the history of Hawaiian shirts, their makers and designers. Info on patterns, fabrics, sarongs, and all things made from the beautiful Hawaiian prints. Many photos, and a section showing the famous from Elvis to Truman wearing their Hawaiian shirts. Age spots on inside cover page and end cover page.
HAWAII Aloha, Surf & Tradition
Editions Surf Session, 1993. Softcover, some light age toning to inside cover page, light bent corner cover,in good condition.
The FIP large gold medal collection of British New Guinea and Papua formed by the late Peter Troy-auction book, Peter Hemsworth Troy, founder of the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame and the Surfworld Museum at Torquay, he was awarded the OAM, the Medal of the Order of Australia, he is a passionate philatelist and leading collector of British New Guinea and Papua. This book features his private collection for the Peter Troy Collection Auction held in July 2009. If you are a collector in this area (1885-1932) of stamps, postal history, postmarks, postal stationery, a great reference book, hardcover, 108 pgs,. in Excellent condition!
Winston Stuart Conrad, Fabled Isles of the South Seas with insights by literary greats, introduction by James Michener, HB, 154 pgs., 12" x 9", © 1997, signed by Winston to his friend on inside flap, a combination of island history and visual splendor, this book contains stories from Captain Cook, Herman Melville and Paul Gauguin. In nice condition.
Rattan, tropical comfort throughout the house, a Schiffer book for designers & collectors, Harvey Schwartz with value guide, Bruce M. Waters with photography, 160. pgs., 11" x 8 1/2", HB, © 1999, tropical orgins of the tattan plant to its construction and use in furniture making and placement, chalk full of photographs where this popular furniture remains today in many homes throughout the world, in gently used condition w/only age toning to inside cover flap, pages remain glossy and clean. A lovely book for interior designers who use rattan in their designs.
Hawaii Racalls, © 1982 by DeSoto Brown, Selling romance to America, nostalgic images of the Hawaiian Islands: 1910 to 1950, chalk full of colorful illustrations, photographs, a must for all collectors of old Hawaii, 134 pgs., 9" x 8", soft cover in very nice condition, signed copy by author.
Finding paradise, Don R. Severson, Michael D. Horikawa, Jennifer Saville, In association with the Honolulu Academy of Arts. 355 pgs. 11 1/2" x 9 3/4", HB in new condition, an extensively illustrated book that includes over 500 color images at period objects from Hawaii's traditional monarchical, territorial, and early statehood eras. Also, features paintings, drawings, photography, chapters on surfing, ukuleles, printed materials promoting Hawaii and popular kitsch. A great reference guide to everything historical and important to Hawaii and it's people.
One in the coconut by A.G. Armstrong, paperback, 410 pgs., 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", © 2011, fiction, the authors own walk through life with influences and inspirations take from: Mick Richards, Pete Stewart, Neil Winston, Brad Dugan, Dr. William Eich, Ray Strech, Jeff White. Ex. cond.
The View From Diamond Head, royal residence to urban resort by Don Hibbard and David Franzen, 11" x 9", 221 pgs, © 1986, Diamond Head in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaiian chiefs ruled O'ahu from this beach until European trade in the early 1800s, a fascinating story illustrated with photographs, historic and contemporary. In gently used condition, dust jacket is torn in places.
Haleiwa, a pictorial history, © 2006, first printing 2006, 12" x 9 1/2", 81 pgs., hard cover, by Tom Jacobs, Hale'iwa, a place in time, a picturesque one hundred-year-old plantation town, from thatched-hut roots of the original Polynesian settlers, through the years of the Hawaiian Kingdom, take a visual walk through Hawaii's history. In gently used condition, inside flap is signed by author, Tom Jacobs to his friend.
Hawaiian Yesterdays, Historical photographs by Ray Jerome Baker, large coffee table book, 13" x 10", 240 pgs., © 1982, third printing 1983, this book is filled a historical walk of photographs (Baker's favorites) throughout Baker's life, color photos and black/white with descriptions. In excellent gently used condition.
Polynesia: The Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection of Polynesian Art by Adrienne Lois Kaeppler (Oct 30, 2010)
New unopened mint condition, 12" x 9 1/2", large volume book.
The visual arts of Polynesia offer a richly diverse and relatively little known body of work, covering an enormous geographical area yet linked by shared artistic conventions. The collection of Mark and Carolyn Blackburn, one of the greatest private collections of Polynesian art in the world, encompasses this broad field of artistic endeavor. It features both ceremonial and functional traditional forms in diverse media, from delicate ivory ornaments and decorated barkcloth to formidable weaponry and imposing sculpture in coral, wood, and stone.
The geographic spread of the collection is vast, covering the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) to Aotearoa (New Zealand), and the many islands in between. Many of the pieces have noteworthy historical antecedents, such as items associated with the eighteenth-century voyages of Captain Cook, and the Dupetit-Thouars material from the Marquesas, first collected by the nineteenth-century French admiral of that name. In this book, for the first time, these unique works of art are on display, fully described and annotated, for the enjoyment and appreciation of scholars, collectors, and interested readers alike. Selected paintings, drawings, engravings, and photographs from the Blackburn collection give context to the artifacts and essays. Items from each geographical and cultural area are described within their cultural and historical context.
In Polynesia, the visual arts and their associated objects serve as physical representations of the underlying aesthetic, social, and religious aspects of the island cultures. In some cases, these eloquent objects may be all that remains to speak of these once-living traditions. This publication allows these remarkable works to communicate directly with the modern viewer.
The Lure of Hawaii in the fifties, Leis, Luaus and Alohas, by Fred E. Basten and Charles Phoenix, hard back coffee table book, 111 pgs., 12 1/2" x 10", © 1999, chock full of beautiful illustrations, this retro book chronicles the Hawaiian Islands during the pre-jet age, from just after World War II to statehood in 1959. Great gift book in gently used condition.
The Aloha shirt, spirit of the islands by Dale Hope. © 2000 Signed by the author, Dale Hope. Hard back book-coffee table book with beautiful full color photographs, 211 pgs., 11" x 10", a folk history of the Aloha shirt, many graphic images drawn from a span of more than 200 years. In gently used but beautiful condition.
Visions of paradise by National Geographic Society 2008, large coffee table book, hard cover w/dust jacket, 303 pages, gently used condition, front cover: The Waiahuakua stream in Hawaii tumbles 4,000 feet from its source to this sea cave on the Na Pali coast. A collection of far-roaming photographers at Nat Geo; a visual portrayal enriched by compelling essays.
Hawaii FARM and HOME Enjoy three magazines, July 1944- Kauai sugar cane fields where the local children run and play, September 1944- (cover missing) Sybil Baldwin holds home grown produce, August 1943- farm women operating tractors. These magazines were published every month by The Honolulu Star-Bulletin. There are some great ads, articles, photographs, and so much more. Great as reference, historical purposes, or art. All these magazines are in similar condition: fragile paper, age-toned, bug holes, shredded corners, loose covers. These magazines are not in collectible condition but the contents in each magazine is priceless!!
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