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BOYCE, Ben S. (1884-1928)

[NEW GUINEA] Dear Dad letters from New Guinea, with illustrations.

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[Chicago] : W. D. Boyce Co., [1928]. First (and only) edition. Octavo (220 mm), original gilt-lettered cloth (fine and unrubbed), pp. xviii, 126; with folding front endpaper plate of the Boyce Expedition in a Mekeo village, and 2 colour rear endpaper maps; 100 b/w photographic illustrations; contents exceptionally clean throughout, an excellent copy, the first blank with the ownership stamp and inscription of Hobart Merritt Van Deusen, along with the later bookplate of The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne) which partially covers the remnants of a previous ex libris.

The account, in epistolary form, of an American’s expedition in New Guinea in the early 1920s, led by Resident Magistrate Richard Humphries.