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Westervelt, William Drake.  Hawaiian legends of volcanoes. Boston: Ellis Press; London: Constable & Co., 1916. 12mo (19 cm, 7.48"). Frontis., xv, [1], 205, [11] pp.; 19 plts., 1 col. plt.
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First edition: Stories collected and translated by an Ohio-born pastor (1849–1939) who settled in Hawaii and became a noted expert on Hawaiian mythology and folklore. The text opens with a striking title-page in red and black, and is => illustrated with a total of 21 plates, including a color-printed hibiscus.
        Binding: Publisher's textured navy cloth, front cover with decorative title and volcano vignette stamped in red and white, spine stamped in red. All edges stained red.

Bound as above, showing virtually no wear. Front fly-leaf with 20th-century pencilled ownership inscription. => A clean, fresh copy — very giftable.  (41890)   Please RESHELVE This.


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