[Item #80735] Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology). Collected and translated from the Hawaiian. HAWAI'I, W. D. WESTERVELT, William Drake.

Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology). Collected and translated from the Hawaiian

Boston: Press of Geo. H. Ellis Co., 1915. First Edition. First printing. 12mo. Coarse-woven pale blue cloth, pictorial titles stamped in white; x,[1]-263,[5]pp; frontispiece and 14 unnumbered leaves of plates, 12 halftones printed in cyan, also three mounted color lithographs of fish. Hinges thinly cracked, but holding; printed (generic) bookplate to front endpaper; slight flaking of lettering on spine; just a VG copy.

Westervelt (1849-1939), a graduate of Oberlin College, settled in Hawai'i in 1899 and remained there until his death. He devoted much of his life to the study of Pacific Island mythology and folklore, authoring several books on these and other subjects.

Price: $60.00

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