HATCHET THROWERS. GREENWOOD.
(GRISET, ERNEST)illus.

HATCHET THROWERS

(GRISET,ERNEST)illus. THE HATCHET THROWERS by James Greenwood. Lond: J. Hotten 1866. 4to, blue gilt cloth, hinges neatly strengthened and sl. internal soil else VG+. The "astonishing adventures " of three mariners who encounter a band of Black natives. Illustrated with 36 marvelous hand-colored illustrations by Griset (plus great gilt vignette on cover). The tale itself was "condescendingly racist in tone" (Lambourne p.42) and the portrayals of the natives are very sterotypical, but the illustrations are really wonderful works of art. (Osborne p. 349).

[Item #4595]

Price: $400.00