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Omai, Pacific Envoy
By E.H. McCormick

Good hardback with dust jacket chipped and faded, with small tears, , frontispiece plate, end papers (large piece cut from corner off ffep), Colour Reproductions Plates tipped in, 364 pages, black and White illustrations, light spotting foredge and top closed edge of pages.
Published By Auckland/Oxford University Press Auckland. First Edition 1977
ISBN: 0196479525


"Biography of Mai or Omai, as he was known to Europeans, who was the first Polynesian taken to England in the 1770s.
Cook and Forneaux took Mai to England where he was a curiosity and learnt some European ways. This was the first study to focus on the background and implications of his sojourn in England." Please click here to ask a question
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