London: Macmillan, 1908. 1st UK edition, quarto, original white buckram cloth with gilt decoration, col frontis with tissue guard, many plates (some in colour), maps, pp xix, 548. Very slightly darkened to edges of boards, minor foxing to endpapers, o/w clean and in near-fine condn. First edition, first issue.
Important work on the history of the pearl and the pearling industry, lavishly illustrated. Scarce, especially in the London edition. Includes section on the pearl fisheries of Australia. Item #99397
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