The Century Company, 1922. Item #2105
ALDER, W.F. THE ISLE OF VANISHING MEN: A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURE IN CANNIBAL-LAND. Illustrated with photographs by the author. NY: The Century Company, 1922. Small 8vo., pictorial dark-blue cloth, stamped in lavender and yellow; 184 pages. First Edition. The author's experiences and observations in New Guinea with the Kia Kia tribe, who were devout consumers of human flesh. Includes the story of a Swiss scientist who was cannibalized and eaten and the presentation of human skulls to the author- the highest token of esteem in the tribe. Signed presentation from Alder on the front endpaper: "With kindest regards to Herman from W.F. Alder. July-1922." Scarce to find autographed copies of this title! Very Good (covers & spine bright & unrubbed, tiny tear head of spine, some browning endpapers). $250.00.