Myths and Legends of the Polynesians. Color, Richard Wallwork.

Myths and Legends of the Polynesians.

Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1969. Reprint. Hardcover. Thick Octavo. 514 pp. Red cloth with gilt titling in black field to spine. Sixteen plates in colour by Richard Wallwork and thirty-two plates in half-tone and other illustrations. Fold out map,Contents: Publisher's Foreword; Preface; List of Illustrations; Note on Proper Names; Polynesia and its People; 'Koropanga and Rukutia, Kelea and Kalamakua, Uenuku, Fairies and Taniwha, The Tawhaki Cycle; Maui' (Maui-Tikitiki-a-Taranga); Hina', sister of Maui'; Pele the Fire-Goddess; The Spirit Worlds; Io, Tangaroa, and Creation; Tane' and Rongo; The Areoi Society and Hula Dance; Religious Observances; Authorities; Other Books of Hawaiian Interest; Glossay and Index. Small semicircle darkening to lower edge and spine of upper board; owner's details inked out with pen and marker to front paste down. Overall, a tight and bright VG copy. No dust jacket. Item #4549

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