Picturesque New Guinea. With an Historical Introduction and Supplementary Chapters on the Manners and Customs of the Papuans. J. W. LINDT.
Picturesque New Guinea. With an Historical Introduction and Supplementary Chapters on the Manners and Customs of the Papuans
Picturesque New Guinea. With an Historical Introduction and Supplementary Chapters on the Manners and Customs of the Papuans
Picturesque New Guinea. With an Historical Introduction and Supplementary Chapters on the Manners and Customs of the Papuans
Picturesque New Guinea. With an Historical Introduction and Supplementary Chapters on the Manners and Customs of the Papuans
Picturesque New Guinea. With an Historical Introduction and Supplementary Chapters on the Manners and Customs of the Papuans

Picturesque New Guinea. With an Historical Introduction and Supplementary Chapters on the Manners and Customs of the Papuans

London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887.

Quarto, xviii, 194 pages plus 50 plates (each with a captioned tissue-guard) ('fifty full-page autotype illustrations from negatives of portraits from life and groups and landscapes from nature').

Green cloth (lettered in gilt on the spine, and lettered and decorated in gilt on the front cover) later recased, retaining the original endpapers, with the inner hinges renewed with cloth; cloth slightly flecked and a little rubbed and bumped at the extremities, with minimal wear in s couple of tiny spots; top edge gilt, others uncut; leading edge slightly marked; contemporary name-plate mounted on the front pastedown; trifling signs of age and use, but overall an excellent copy, with the plates in fine condition.

This book was published to wide critical acclaim. Lindt was awarded a gold medal at the 1888 Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition, 'with special mention for his ethnological photographs, landscapes and photographs from shipboard; they are simply unique. From a technical point of view the mentioned pictures may be considered as the best in this Exhibition. The ethnological illustrations from New Guinea are even more interesting ...' (judges' report).

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Price (AUD): $3,000.00

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