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Title:The Papuan Achievement
Price:AUD$17.60 (about USD$12.50)
Item ID:SB00-0106956
Publisher:Melbourne University Press in Association with Oxford University Press, Melbourne and London, 1944
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Good
Melbourne University Press in Association with Oxford University Press, 1944, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, Reprint, Illustrated By: Photographic

295 g.; XIV, prefaced by author, prefaced to the second edition, list of illustrations and index. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of Mr. Justice Murray in 1912. The text is illustrated with 17 black and white photographs and one foldout map at the rear of the book showing the territory of Papua in 1938. Gray coloured boards with green titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the book corners and to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. Foxing and browning to the text block edges. Light browning and offset tanning to the endpapers and like age training to the internal text. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Plain text dustwrapper with white and green background and white and green titles to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. The white of the background has become yellow, foxed and shows quite marked handling. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and a small tear to the top edge of the rear dustwrapper panel and the results of insect activity can be seen to the top and bottom edges of the front dustwrapper panel. There is a 1.5 " tear to the lower right-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. The clipping is done in a square, rather than rectangular manner. The author gives the rationale as for Australia taking Papua as a protectorate in 1907. Also given development, to time of books' publication, religion/sorcery of the native Papuans, education and exploration. Second Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration ; History -- Papua New Guinea; Inventory No: 0106956.
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