Papua - A handbook to its history, inhabitants, physical features, and resources, etc.
: Pritchard, W. Charles & R. Fleming JonesYear
: First editionPublisher
: London; Society for Promoting Christian KnowledgeCategory
: Australia & PacificPrice
: € 225.-
Publishers red cloth, 16mo, pp. 96, 16 (ads). 'Papua' in gilt on the spine, full title in black on frontboard. With a black linemarker someone has written 'Dr. R.F. Jones' on the spine, which name has faded. Another name plus date written in ink on the title page and an occasional dog ear.
Decorated endpapers, illustrated with a frontispiece map and 8 b/w photographs h.t.
A useful book, compiled from goverment documents by Rev. Charles Pritchard and with a medical appendix by R.F. Jones, M.D., medical officer at Samarai, Papua. Written primarily to serve as a reliable handbook for people considering to settle there and for those interested in the country.
Despite the minor flaws mentioned, a clean copy of a rare book.
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