The Erstwhile Savage [cover title]. An Account of the Life of Ligeremaluoga (Osea). An Autobiography translated by Ella Collins. Osea LIGEREMALUOGA.
The Erstwhile Savage [cover title]. An Account of the Life of Ligeremaluoga (Osea). An Autobiography translated by Ella Collins

The Erstwhile Savage [cover title]. An Account of the Life of Ligeremaluoga (Osea). An Autobiography translated by Ella Collins

Melbourne, F.W. Cheshire Pty. Ltd., 1932.

Octavo, 94, [2] (blank, colophon) pages plus 3 plates.

Flush-cut card covers a little rubbed and marked; gift inscription in ink and private library details in pencil on the title page ('Kent Town Mothers Meeting. 14 day's allowed for [sic] reding'); a very good copy.

Inscribed and signed by the translator, an Australian missionary. According to the foreword, this book is 'unique in being the first autobiography of a New Britain native, and possibly of any native of the Pacific'. The author was an early convert to Christianity, and became a teacher and Methodist preacher.

Item #105119

Price: $75.00

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