The Island of Tranquil Delights: A South Sea Idyl and Others
Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Herbert B. Turner & Company
Date Published: 1904
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 37670
318pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Green cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles and embellishments on the spine and front cover. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. Silk ribbon page marker. Very good. The extremities are rubbed and gently bumped, and the cloth at the spine ends is slightly frayed. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front free endsheet, and the endsheets are cracked along the hinges. A brief notation has been blacked out on the front pastedown. The pages are a little yellowed, and roughly a dozen pages have small stains. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle.
Exotic South Sea tales. "The Palaoa" has a ghostly presence.