ELKINGTON, E. Way (author).  Norman H. HARDY (illustrator). The Savage South Seas. Painted by Norman H. Hardy.
ELKINGTON, E. Way (author).  Norman H. HARDY (illustrator). The Savage South Seas. Painted by Norman H. Hardy.

ELKINGTON, E. Way (author). Norman H. HARDY (illustrator). The Savage South Seas. Painted by Norman H. Hardy.

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ELKINGTON, E. Way (author). Norman H. HARDY (illustrator). The Savage South Seas. Painted by Norman H. Hardy. London; A & C Black, 1907.

Large 8vo. Original dark green cloth pictorially blocked in black and white to spine and upper cover with a design featuring a pair of Pacific Islander clubs, lettered in gilt; top edges gilt; pp. xii + 211; with 68 coloured plates protected by captioned tissue-guards and a folding map to the rear, printed in sepia; a very nearly fine copy in uncommonly bright and sharp condition with minor bruising to spine ends and a tiny (3mm) scuff to upper cover, internally fine, fresh, and unspotted.
First edition. Includes descriptions of British New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and the New Hebrides. According to Inman, the book was published in blue cloth, but of the 3000 copies printed, 2300 were bought as remainders and bound in green cloth. Inman A & C Black Colour Books 74.

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