Publisher: Boston: James R. Osgood, 1873.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 18979; Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 3009.
Condition: Edges very slightly rubbed; fine copy.
Book ID: 28165
Description12mo, original blind-stamped green cloth, gilt decorations and lettering, edges stained red.
CommentsStoddard's fine travel narrative about his sojourn to Hawaii and Tahiti in which he follows the footsteps of Herman Melville, whom he evokes. South-Sea Idyls is his second book, and is dedicated to the publisher of his first book, San Francisco bookseller and publisher, Anton Roman, whose magazine The Overland Monthly first published several of these sketches.