Lot 121: Ka Hana Kapa. The Making of Bark-Cloth in Hawaii.

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Lot 121: Author: Brigham, William T.; Title: Ka Hana Kapa: The Making of Bark-Cloth in Hawaii - Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History, III - complete with color plate portfolio; Place Published: Honolulu, HI; Publisher: Bishop Museum Press; Date Published: 1911; Description: Text volume + portfolio of loose color plates. Text volume: (4to) 32x24.5 cm (12½x9¾"), original wrappers. Portfolio of plates: 2 leaves with [3] pp. of text (title page and explanation of the plates). Plus, complete set of 27 color plates. All on loose leaves, measuring 31.5x23.5 cm (12½x9 ¼") and housed in the original cloth portfolio with paper label on front. First Edition.An important study of this uniquely Hawaiian craft. Brigham was the first director of the Bishop Museum and the most important Hawaiian ethnologist from this period. Six large samples of Kapa Cloth included. Condition: Text volume disbound, wrappers detached, spine perished; plate volume with only light wear; book good, plate volume very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $700-1000
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