CRANDALL, Lee S.
Title: Paradise Quest : A Naturalist's Experiences in New Guinea. First Prinmting in dustjacket
Publisher:  Charles Scribner's Sons, New York & London, 1931,
Seller ID: 111434
CRANDALL, Lee S. Paradise Quest : A Naturalist's Experiences in New Guinea.New York & London : Charles Scribner's Sons, (1931). First Printig [with S cribner's "A" and Logo]. Pp (6),vii-xvii,(1),1-226,(4), frontispiece + 30 pp plates. 8vo, pink cloth, green lettering to spine, green Bird of Paradiseto front board. "This record of a naturalist's adventures in a little-know n part of the world takes the reader among a people who have not even now advanced from the use of stone to metal implements. In many other respects their savage and cannibalistic customs seem a perpetuation of the way life was in the Stone Age. Seeking the rare and beautiful birds of paradise, he traversed the tropical jungles, listening to and seeing strange and magnificent birds, observing the life of man and beast. His adventures are related with great simplicity. They possess an additional interest, deriving from the naturalist's ability to see so much that escapes the average man, and toexplain the significance of what he sees." (from the dj). Contents : Intro duction. 1. First Impressions of New Guinea. 2. Mekeo. 3. Up the Mountain Track. 4. Deva-deva. 5. Birds of Paradise. 6. Friendly Cannibals. 7. In the Mountains. 8. Hard Going. 9. Hidden Village. 10. Anxious Days. Very good inlightly rubbed, spine-darkened, unclipped dustjacket. 70.00