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Author: IDRIESS, I.L. Title: Gold-dust and ashes. The romantic story of the New Guinea Goldfields. Tenth edition.
Description: Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1936. Small 8°., original printed cloth. (x), 285. Illustrations on 8 photo-plates with captions, facsim. after an original document, double endpaper map of the mandated Territory of New Guinea with concise legenda, list of illustrations, explanatory glossary of a local dialect-english, pp. of publ. ads. at very end, table of contents. NOT called-for in GALIS. Author's personal experiences at Morobe goldfields, mandated territory of New Guinea, incl. i.a. notes on local tribes, language, customs and beliefs. (front cover with a vertical stain alongside front rim, sunning to lower outer boards, front-edge foxed, some occasional marginal foxing throughout, still a reasonable copy).
Keywords: new guinea oceania papua mandate territory goldrush goldmining morobe travel journey experiences history papuans customs belief tradition culture heritage
Price: EUR 20.00 = appr. US$ 21.74 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 48091