APPEL, Joseph H. / APPEL, Venie Wood
The Whimsy Imp Goes ‘Round the World Under the Southern Cross.
From New York, through the South Seas and around Africa. January 19 to May 13, 1937. 27,335 miles on the Stella Polaris. 3,206 miles on the Conte di Savoia.
Self-published : n.d. [c 1940]. A presentation copy inscribed by the authors on the title. Quarto, green wrappers (torn lower edge, paste-down title label removed), 148 pp, printed on one side only in typescript form. A memoir of an American couple’s voyage around the world on a steamship, written in conversational style. Contains commentary on island Polynesia, New Guinea and islands in the Indonesian archipelago, with observations about traditional culture as well as current affairs and politics.