Dear Dad: Letters from New Guinea

Chicago: W. D. Boyce Company, (1928). First Edition. Tall 8vo. 124, [1] pp. Photographic illustrations. Black cloth with gilt lettering to front cover; color map endpapers at rear; photo-illustration of the original Boyce expedition inside front cover, in cream dustjacket with black lettering. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (light wear to extremities; minor spotting to front cover). Item #21009

The author was the son of William D. Boyce, American newspaper man, entrepreneur, magazine publisher, explorer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America and the short-lived Lone Scouts of America. Ben Boyce had a single-minded focus to travel to New Guinea and solicited his father's influence to secure the permissions required to the island considered too dangerous for visitors. In exchange, he promised to write his father a letter once a week during the expedition; the letters were to be published in the Chicago Saturday Blade newspaper.

Price: $50.00

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