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Three (3) Books on Islands, Westward Expansion. 1st item: NORDHOFF, Charles. Stories of the Island World. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857. 4 3/4" H X 6 3/4" W (Sextodecimo). 315 Pages + 4 Pgs Ads. First Edition. Grandfather of Charles Nordhoff of Nordhoff & Hall, Mutiny on the Bounty fame. Illustrated throughout. Original embossed cloth binding. FFEP excised. Very good condition overall. Occasional foxing. 2nd item: NORDHOFF, Charles. Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands. London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1874. 7" H X 9 1/2" W (Oversized Octavo). 256 Pages. First UK Edition. Grandfather of Charles Nordhoff of Nordhoff & Hall, Mutiny on the Bounty fame. Original red decorated cloth. Bookplate of C. William Green to front pastedown. An important early look at residence in Hawaii for health and pleasure. Illustrations intact. Overall good condition. Covers are scuffed and quite worn. Wear to head and foot of spine. Occasional foxing and toning throughout. Binding intact, but quite shaken. 3rd item: HOWE, Henry. Historical Collections of the Great West: Containing Narratives of the Most Important and Interesting Events in Western History – Remarkable Individual Adventures – Sketches of Frontier Life – Description of Natural Curiosities: to which is Appended Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Oregon, New Mexico, Texas, Minnesota, Utah and California. Nashville, Tenn: John H. Johnson, 1852. 6 1/2" H X 9 1/4" W (Octavo). First Thus Edition. Scarce Nashville imprint. 438 Pages. Two Volumes bound as one. Period leather quarter binding and tips over marbled boards. Four raised hubs to spine with title in gold gilt. PO Name torn from top one inch of fly leaf. Authentic ownership signature of Edward Hicks on the title page and at least two of his known stamps throughout. Overall very good condition. A bit of marginalia. A few plates have close tears. Scattered foxing. A nice, tight copy with scuffing to boards and spine. Provenance: the estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: See item description.