...Pearls and Savages: Adventures in the Air, on Land and Sea in New Guinea.

By: Hurley, Frank.

Price: $325.00

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This definitive volume on New Guinea describes the people, wildlife, culture, art, architecture, missionaries, and headhunters.

Green linen-cloth covered boards. Stamped titles in gilt, Top edge gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Light even toning. Minimal shelf wear.

A handsome collectible copy, not often seen in such nice condition.

Captain Frank Hurley an Australian photographer and film maker details his adventures in New Guinea among the aborigines.

An avid and seasoned explorer Hurley survived Shackleton's "Endurance" expedition. He planned this expedition while marooned on Elephant Island. [from the preface].

During WWI he was a war correspondent/photographer. The resulting photos in this volume are of excellent quality in subject matter and composition.

Title: ...Pearls and Savages: Adventures in the Air, on Land and Sea in New Guinea.

Author Name: Hurley, Frank.

Illustrator: Illustrated with numerous plates from photos. [80]. Tissue guarded frontispiece. Photo decorated endpapers.

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Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Publisher: New York:, G. P. Putnam’s Sons,: 1924.

Binding: Hardcover.

lb: 3.00 lb

Seller ID: 005878