MISS ULYSSES from PUKA-PUKA~Johnny Frisbie~Robert Dean Frisbie HB 1st Ed SUVOROV For Sale
MISS ULYSSES from PUKA-PUKA~Johnny Frisbie~Robert Dean Frisbie HB 1st Ed SUVOROV:
The boards are teal with titles and cover design stamped in red. The surfaces are clean; wear is modest noted primarily at the points and ends of the spine, but no worn through areas, no tears or fraying. The book has been fitted with a custom sized, acid-free dust jacket of clear Mylar to protect it from handling wear in the future.
“When FLORENCE (JOHNNY) FRISBIE was a young lady of twelve, she sat down to write the story of her life. The daughter of a Polynesian mother and an American trader-author, she considers herself the real Miss Ulysses of the South Seas, and adults will find that this unconventional autobiography more than supports her claim.”
“Puka-Puka, her childhood home, may be a microscopic island of 650 inhabitants, but seen through the eyes of Johnny it holds a thousand delightful adventures. As she disarmingly confides, you have to live in a place like Puka-Puka to believe all that can happen there! (Note for South Sea gazeteers: Puka-Puka, pronounced Pooka-Pooka, is one of the northern Cook Islands, 3500 miles from San Francisco and 1740 from Sydney. It contains 1250 acres, produces copra and pearl shell.)” - (DJ excerpt by The Macmillan Company)
MISS ULYSSES proves to be a delightful glimpse into life on a miniscule tropical atoll that has fascinated readers since their first introduction to Puka-Puka in 1929. A rare and memorable account, thatlike most of the vintage Frisbie books, is extremely scarce. Having recently been reprinted, issued as a paperback, this 1st Edition copy, still in very good condition would make an exciting read and a must have addition for a Frisbie collection.
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