Macmillan, 1967, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First
Green coloured boards with silver coloured titles to the backstrip. illustrated dustwrapper with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear dustwrapper panel. A shipload of experts descend upon a Pacific Island where a indigenous people are declared "a Dying Race". The newcomers bring the gifts of civilisation but all also a talent of involving themselves in absurd situations. A look at officialdom, white administration of indigenous cultures and the stripping away of all this and showing both people as they really are, with a sly humour. Rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and lower book edges. Foxing to the top textblock edge and age toning of the other textblock edges and internal pages. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (6), 214, (4) pages.. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Indigenous Cultures. Inventory No: 0114131.