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Scented Isles and Coral Gardens – C. D. MacKellar (1912) (1st ed) (signed)

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Scented Isles and Coral Gardens – C. D. MacKellar (1912) (1st ed) (signed)

SG$180.00

1st edition of a scarce travel book that includes tours of New Guinea, Makassar, Ternate, as well as Java, China, and Japan. Dedicated by the author to the Duchess of Rutland.

Title: Scented Isles and Coral Gardens: Torres Straits, German New Guinea, and the Dutch East Indies

Author: C. D. Mackellar

Publisher: John Murray, London, 1912. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good. Some foxing to book, spine faded. A few faint annotations in pencil. Binding tight. With 8 plates in colour and numerous others in black-and-white. 352pp. Scarce.

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A very scarce 1st edition on the Torres Straits, German New Guinea, the Dutch East Indies, and China and Japan. The author travels from Australia (covering the Gold Coast, visiting Australian aborigines, etc) to lesser-known islands in the region, including Timor, Makassar, Ternate, and the Celebes, as well as Java. He then goes northwards to Hong Kong, China and Japan. Included in the book are numerous black-and-white photographs, as well as colour plates of author’s illustrations- some crudely drawn, but containing interesting themes such as the Birds of Paradise. The Mackellar Islands, located near Cape Denison in Antarctica, were named after the author of this book.