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A Pictorial Tour of Hawaii, 1850-1852: watercolors, paintings, & drawings by James Gay Sawkins: with an account of his life & travels.

By: SAWKINS, James Gay (1806–1878); David W. FORBES.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Book Club of California, 1991.: 1991

Seller ID: ME1060


Oblong 4to. 125, [1] pp. Color illus. (3 folding), frontis. Hawaii map. Beige cloth, paper printed spine label, plain wrapper (as issued). With prospectus. Nr. fine. Limited edition of 400 copies designed by Jack Stauffacher at The Greenwood Press. Book Club of California publication number 197. Born in Britain, Sawkins' family moved to Baltimore, New Orleans, Mexico in 1830-5, then 10 years in Cuba, Peru, before he lived in Hawaii in 1850-1852 and made a journal with these fine drawings, here reproduced for the first time. Sawkins is also known for his miniature portraits. He is responsible ... View more info