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Martin, John 1789-1869

Overview
Works: 28 works in 140 publications in 4 languages and 874 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: DU880, 996.12
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Most widely held works by John Martin
An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific Ocean : with an original grammar and vocabulary of their language by William Mariner( Book )

57 editions published between 1817 and 1979 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the natives of the Tonga islands, in the South Pacific Ocean : compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr. William Mariner, several years resident in those islands by William Mariner( Book )

16 editions published between 1818 and 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 1806, the damaged Port-au-Prince arrived at what Captain Cook had called the Friendly Islands. William Charles Mariner (1791-1853) was among the few crew members spared by the native inhabitants. He lived there for four years. Published in 1818, this two-volume second edition offers an important early insight into Tongan customs and language. As editor John Martin (1789-1869) explains, the structure of a nation's language is vital to the consideration of its history. So successful was the first edition of 1817 - expanded upon here to include 'generally corroborative, and in a few instances somewhat corrective' information from another erstwhile inhabitant - that within months of its publication a French translation appeared; German and American editions soon followed. Volume 2 covers diverse aspects of Tongan society, from its music to notions of the soul, and includes a detailed grammar of the language and 2,000 words of vocabulary
Tonga Islands : William Mariner's account : an account of the natives of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, with an original grammar and vocabulary of their language by William Mariner( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tonga Islands : William Mariner's account by William Mariner( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Mariner's story is a classic true adventure of the South Seas. The boy Mariner was a clerk aboard the English private ship of war, the Port au Prince that ventured into the South Pacific nearly two centuries ago. He survived the massacre of the crew at Tonga's Ha'apai Islands in 1806 and became the adopted son of the warrior king Finau 'Ulukalala II, who gave Mariner a new name 'Toki 'Ukamea' or Iron Axe. Mariner spent four years in Tonga before his escape to England. His remarkable story as told to Dr. Martin gives a detailed account of an important time in Tongan history. The power of the divine representative of the gods, the Tu'i Tonga was declining, and the Pacific Island Kingdom was in the turmoil of a civil war to which Finau 'Ulukalala was about to introduce the terror of his newly-acquired canons--Back cover
An Account Of The Natives Of The Tonga Islands In The South Pacific Ocean : With An Original Grammar And Vocabulary Of Their Language; In Two Volumes by William Mariner( Book )

15 editions published between 1817 and 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nachrichten ueber die Freundschaftlichen, oder die Tonga-Inseln by William Mariner( Book )

4 editions published in 1819 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des naturels des iles Tonga ou des Amis, situées dans l'Océan Pacifique, depuis leur découverte par le Capitaine Cook by William Mariner( Book )

5 editions published in 1817 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nachrichten über die freundschaftlichen, oder die Tonga-Inseln by William Mariner( Book )

6 editions published between 1819 and 2000 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific Ocean : with an original grammar and vocabulary of their language by William Mariner( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage aux Iles des Amis, situées dans l'Océan Pacifique, fait dans les années 1805 & 1810 : avec l'histoire des habitans depuis leur découverte par le capitaine Cook by William Mariner( Book )

2 editions published in 1819 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des naturels des îles Tonga ou des Amis, depuis leur découverte par le capit. Cook. by John Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 1817 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean by William Mariner( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the natives of Tonga Island in the South Pacific Ocean by William Mariner( Book )

1 edition published in 1817 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tonga book : February 1805-June 1811, the remarkable adventures of young William Mariner on a voyage around the world and his long sojourn in the islands of Tonga whereof he gives us a full account of those islands and the conduct of the lives of the inhabitants by Paul W Dale( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reworking by the author of a portion of William Mariner's An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands, published in 1817, which changes the narrative from 3rd to 1st person, and uses modernized grammar, punctuation and spelling of geographic names; with numerous added explanations and annotations
Mariners Tonga : en Robinsonad från söderhavet by John Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1923 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behavioural study of the effect of alcohol on folate metabolism by John Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of the Tonga language by John Martin( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tonga Islands by John Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean, with original grammar and vocabulary of their language by William Mariner( Book )

1 edition published in 1837 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific Ocean : with an original grammar and vocabulary of their language
Alternative Names
John Martin (1789-1869) meteorologist and physician

John Martin Britischer Meteorolge, geboren 1789

John Martin Meteorolge britannique, né en 1789

John Martin meteorologist and physician from the United Kingdom

John Martin meteoroloog uit Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Ierland (1789-1869)

Martin, John 1789-1869

Languages
English (112)

German (10)

French (8)

Swedish (2)

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An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific Ocean : with an original grammar and vocabulary of their language