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Ex-library, Jarrolds Circulating library. Library label on front board, and remnant of label on front pastedown endpaper. Gutters split at hinges. ; x (first leaf blank), 344 pages + frontispiece + 16 plates + folding map. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 204 x 131mm. Loosely included with this copy is a photographic negative of the author and one other person, standing on a pathway with their hats in their hands. There is a pencil annotation on the title page describing this: "Negative is of Jock Cromar and Jim O'Neill taken by A. Pycroft at Reef Islands June 1932. Negative measures 4" x 3". Blurb (from dust-jacket flap?) tipped in at first blank leaf. "'Jock of the Islands' is the early life of Jock, or John Cromar, up to the year 1889, when he was engaged in obtaining native labour from the South Sea Islands for work on the Queensland sugar plantations. The Islands were, at that time, in an entirely savage state and not yet under the jurisdiction of the various European governments which subsequently took them over." - from blurb. Contents: The Ship-Captain's Story; The 'Forest King'; The New Hebrides; Brown Cargo; The 'Madeline'; The Solomon Islands; The 'Storm Bird'; The 'Helena'; Native Ways; More Native Ways; First Voyage in the 'Fearless'; Second Voyage in the 'Fearless'; Third Voyage in the 'Fearless'; Fourth Voyage in the 'Fearless'; The 'Seashell'.
Title: Jock of the Islands - Early Days in the South Seas - The Adventures of John Cromar - Sometime Recruiter and lately Trader of Marovo - British Solomons Protectorate - told by himself
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: London, Fabre & Faber: (1935)
Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 20573