The Golden Cowrie.

Edinburgh. Oliver & Boyd. 1961. Stock ID #141277

Maps, black and white and colour photographic illustrations, xv + 187pp, light occasional foxing prelims and last leaves, original orange cloth binding in good condition, dustjacket slightly soiled lower cover, spine little browned, a good copy. Set in the South Sea island of New Caledonia this is the story of an expedition in search of the fabulous shell known as the golden cowrie. However, as the authors came to enter into the everyday life of the native villages their interest in the principal object of the expedition became submerged in a wider study of this fascinating island which, with its vivid green, fringed by dazzling sands set in the deep blue of a lagoon, has been called the Island of Light. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 141277).

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