A Pictorial Tour of Hawaii 1850-1852: Watercolors, Paintings & Drawings by James Gay Sawkins; With an account of his life & travels by David W. Forbes
A Pictorial Tour of Hawaii 1850-1852: Watercolors, Paintings & Drawings by James Gay Sawkins; With an account of his life & travels by David W. Forbes
A Pictorial Tour of Hawaii 1850-1852: Watercolors, Paintings & Drawings by James Gay Sawkins; With an account of his life & travels by David W. Forbes
A Pictorial Tour of Hawaii 1850-1852: Watercolors, Paintings & Drawings by James Gay Sawkins; With an account of his life & travels by David W. Forbes
A Pictorial Tour of Hawaii 1850-1852: Watercolors, Paintings & Drawings by James Gay Sawkins; With an account of his life & travels by David W. Forbes

A Pictorial Tour of Hawaii 1850-1852: Watercolors, Paintings & Drawings by James Gay Sawkins; With an account of his life & travels by David W. Forbes

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, designed by Jack Stauffacher of The Greenwood Press, 1991. Sawkins, James Gay. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. One of 400 copies, oblong quarto, [126] pp., with prospectus. Near fine. Item #CNBR002

James Gay Sawkins (1806-1878) was a virtually unknown English artist who spent several years painting Hawaiian landscapes; this book publishes his work in a collected edition for the first time, revealing the genius of his work. Presented in the form of a pictorial album, depicting romantic glimpses of long since vanished landscapes and peoples of mid-nineteenth century Hawaii. With a scholarly foreword by Richard H. Dillon, and a little-known account of his life and travels by David W. Forbes, the whole being an important addition to the historical literature of the Hawaiian Islands.

___DESCRIPTION: Bound in tan linen over boards, white label printed in black on shelfback, title-page printed in black and brown, forty-three numbered reproductions (three fold-out) in colour, reproducing both oil and watercolour paintings; designed by Jack Stauffacher of The Greenwood Press, typesetting by Francesca Stauffacher, Computer Minion (Adobe) type, machine made Mohawk Superfine paper, oblong quarto size (9.5" by 12.25"), [1-5] 6-125 [1 colophon] pp., limited edition, one of 400 copies, with original prospectus.

___CONDITION: A near fine copy, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; the cloth covers are bright and like new except for a faint (what looks like a pencil mark) light mark to the upper board, overall a near fine copy. Prospectus also near fine with just a few scattered, light creases.

___CITATION: BCC no. 197.

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Price: $175.00