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CHALMERS, James and W. Wyatt GILL GILL, W. Wyatt Work and Adventure in New Guinea 1877 to 1885
Religious Tract Society, 1885, 1885
CHALMERS, James and W. Wyatt GILL. Work and Adventure in New Guinea 1877 to 1885. by James Chalmers of Port Moresby and W. Wyatt Gill, B.A., author of 'Life in the Southern Isles," etc. [London] : The Religious Tract Society, [ca. 1885]. Special Presentation Volume. Pp. (6),-288, including frontispiece with tissue guard. With many illustrations "from original sketches and photographs" in the text. Small 8vo, brown cloth with black lettering and illustration to front, gilt lettering to spine.
London Mission Society Presentation Copy.
James Chalmers (b. August 4, 1841, Ardrishaig, Argyleshire, Scotland - d. April 8, 1901, Goaribari Island, Papua).
William Wyatt Gill (b. December 27, 1828, Bristol, England – d. November 11, 1896, Marrickville, Sydney, Australia).
Part I. Explorations in New Guinea.
1. Early Experiences;
2. A Few Trip Incidents;
3. Sketches of Papuan Life;
4. Some New Guinea Villages;
6. The Kalo Massacre;
7 A Trip to Elema;
8. A New Guinea Picnic;
9. Birds of Paradise;
10. East Cape in 1878 and in 1882.
Part II. Seven Weeks in New Guinea.
1. Three Sundays at Port Moresby;
2. To Maiva and Back;
3. A Coasting Voyage to Aroma;
4. Opening of Piri's Church,and a Ride to Pari;
5. The Laroki River;
6. To Baruni and Dinner Island;
7. Suau, or South Cape.
Binding cracked at p. 145, front hinge cracked, slightly cocked, light wear to spine end, corners and front fore-edge bumped, slightly rubbed, else very good. Inscription to presentation page reads "Presented to Gertrude Simmons, 2 May 1886". 125.00
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