The Island of Tranquil Delights: A South Sea Idyl and Others. Charles Warren Stoddard.

The Island of Tranquil Delights: A South Sea Idyl and Others

Boston: Herbert B. Turner & Company, 1904. First edition. Hardcover. 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. Item #37670

Exotic South Sea tales. "The Palaoa" has a ghostly presence.

Price: $75.00

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