Lot 415: Fire Fountains First Edition

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Lot 415: Author: Cumming, C. F. Gordon; Title: Fire Fountains: The Kingdom of Hawaii, Its Volcanoes, and the History of its Missions; Place Published: Edinburgh; Publisher: William Blackwood & Sons; Date Published: 1883; Description: 2 vols. vii, [3], 297; vi, [2], 279, [1] pp. Illus. with 8 autotype plates from drawings or paintings by the author; 2 maps, 1 in color, the other folding. (8vo) original pictorial cloth. First Edition.The author sailed to Hawaii in 1879, visiting Oahu, the big island, and Maui. She saw most of the sights, particularly the volcanic ones, and includes a long second-hand account of the 1880-1881 eruptions of Mauna Loa and was among the first artists to paint the active volcanoes. Bookplates of John Patrick Ford. Condition: Soiling and wear to cloth, sunning to spines, slight bumps to a few corners;some browning at endpapers; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $500-800
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