An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands ... compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr. William Mariner, several years resident in those islands. Second edition, with additions
London, John Murray, 1818.
Octavo, two volumes, lvi, 444 and [iv], 344, [42, 42, 64] (a grammar and dictionary of the Tongan language) pages plus a frontispiece portrait and a folding map; complete with the half-titles.
Attractive antique-style half polished calf and cloth, top edges gilt, spines gilt-decorated and with contrasting leather labels (bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe); endpapers offset; second title leaf a little browned; occasional scattered foxing; an excellent set.
The front pastedown and title page of each volume has the name-stamp of E[dward] Angas Johnson (1873-1951), Adelaide medical practitioner and serious book-collector; his grandmother was a daughter of George Fife Angas.