The Savage South Seas
London, United Kingdom, A & C Black. 1907, First Edition. Cloth, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Hardy, Norman H. Not Dated (1907 BL). Rare actual 1st release variant in Blue cloth with illustrated front and spine. Accounts of the South Seas as an exotic place full of charm but with an added frisson of danger. Elkington’s account of a journey through New Guinea, the Solomons and the New Hebrides. CONDITION Pale Blue bds with bright Gilt titles and decorated (spine is slightly faded and bottom front cnr bumped, sl wear spine heel else unworn) bright Gilt top edge, prelims have age toning, pp xii 211 plus publishers list to rear and order form laid in, 68 coloured illus taken from water colours all with snowy tissue guards apart from the frontis illus. Copy is crisp and bright with very odd spot of atmospheric discolouration. Overweight. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Keywords: Indigenous People Oceania Social Life Customs Religion, Art, Clothing, Ornaments, Funerary Rites, Labour, Food Gathering, Marriage, Traders, Copra Hardy, Norman H