Rannie, Douglas - MY ADVENTURES AMONG SOUTH SEA CANNIBALS
Rannie, Douglas. MY ADVENTURES AMONG SOUTH SEA CANNIBALS. An Account Of The Experiences And Adventures Of A Government Official Among The Natives Of Oceania. London, 1912, Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, First U.K. Edition. 314 pp, 22 pp of adverts, excellent fold-out coloured map at rear, pictorial frontispiece with tissue-guard, 39 B&W photographs. Author travelled to the Solomon Islands as Government Agent for Queensland in 1888, following the murder of the previous agent by local indigenous peoples, and describes his adventures. Scarce. Publisher's red cloth, gilt vignette to front board, gilt lettering to spine, minor wear to crown and foot of spine. Minor smudges and spotting to boards, top edge gilt, clean copy and no foxing. No DJ, VG+.