A Trader in the Savage Solomons



London: H.F. And G. Witherby, 1927. Octavo, original red cloth boards, title on spine in gilt, pp 218 includes Index,  8 leaves of photographs (including frontis) and [1] Advertisment. Matthews 173.

Very Good. Front board has a couple of light stains and markings and also two tiny wormholes, spine slightly sunned with head and tail gently bumped, otherwise corners sharp, moderate foxing to title page and foreword, and light scattered foxing thereafter.

An account of eighteen years spent as a trader, recruiter and planter in the Eastern Solomon Islands. J. M. Steward, Bishop of Melanesia, states in his foreword that despite actively disagreeing with some of Dickinson’s  opinions it is nevertheless a book well worth reading and should give its readers “an impression of life out here as it really is, and not as many writers have pictured it.” (p.8).