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Title: Pearls and Savages: Adventures in the Air, on Land and Sea in New Guinea.
Description: Hong Kong JAC Press, 1981. Facsimile ed. Hardback small quarto (26.5 x 20.0 cm), dustjacket (flaps all sides), green cloth cover, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white photos (including frontispiece portrait), top edge gilt (little marked), rubber stamp front pastedown, jacket little soiled & scuffed (edgewear, reverse side little toned), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.7 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 414 pp. (No 459 of a limited facsimile edition of 1000 copies. No ISBN in book. Originally, published, 1924.) Has 82 outstanding monochrome photos by Hurley. The paper is high-grade cream-tinted stock.) Captain Frank Hurley was a noted Australian adventurer and photographer (including WW1 for the Australian Army). This remarkable publication results from an expedition to New Guinea, by land sea and air (aviation developed quickly after WW1 to service the gold-fields). His observations and experiences among the indigenous peoples are graphically recorded in word and picture.

Keywords: anthropology, art, photography, transport, aviation, australia, pacific, papua new guinea (png), facsimile edition, limited edition

Price: AUD 150.00 = appr. US$ 103.78 Seller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
- Book number: 14230

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