Savage Patrol.

Hides, J. G.

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New York: National Travel Club, 1936. First edition 8vo. 205 pp. + double-page b/w map. Spine & corners bumped.Light rubbing to cloth. Gilt spine and cover bright. Dj soiled, edgeworn, rubbed, closed 2" tear top front edge, several 1/4" closed tears at spine edges. Light soil/foxing to endpapers. Interior clean, bright. Some pages unopened at fore-edge in rear. Working for the government of Papua, white patrol officer Jack Hides polices the natives, pursuing "criminals" from the Kaipou pygmy and other tribes, suppressing head-hunting and cannibalism and murder; the government encourages the natives to cultivate gardens and "play cricket." B/w photos (including an interesting shot of a native sailing ship called a lakatoi). Very Good in Fair to Good dj Cloth (Item ID: 6451)

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