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[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Mitsinari : twenty-one years among the Papuans

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London : Staples Press, 1954. First UK edition. Octavo (220 x 145 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered green cloth (a few marks), in the pictorial dust jacket (spine sunned, else edges chipped with small loss), endpaper maps, pp. 256, illustrated with numerous b/w photographic plates; preface by Paul Claudel; a very good copy, from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the half title.

First edition of the English translation of Roman Catholic missionary Father Dupeyrat’s memoir Vingt et un ans chez les Papous.