A NATURALIST AMONG THE HEAD-HUNTERS. BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THREE VISITS TO THE SOLOMON ISLANDS IN THE YEARS 1886, 1887, AND 1888.
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
Binding: Hard Cover
New York: Longmans, Green, and Co..1890. Hardcover, no jacket. xii+249pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs and three color fold-out maps. Blue cloth boards with gilt titling to spine. Ex-library. Good+ condition. Boards are shelfworn with handling grime and fabric wear at extremities. Library sticker on front pastedown, card holder on rear pastedown and due date slip to rfep. Library stamp to margin of most photographs and maps. All three fold-out maps are present. Moderate foxing to maps and pages prior to Contents (p.vii), but not much after that. Binding is holding securely, but there are a couple spots where it is starting to crack. "That the Solomon Islands will one day be of great importance to the Australian Colonies I have not the slightest doubt. Any information about them should therefore be welcome. The object of my visits to the islands was neither political nor commercial, but the following pages, while giving some account of the islands, will enable the outside world to form an idea of the state of affairs now existing." (cfm)