Don Blanding's article, LIVING JEWELS OF HAWAIIAN SEAS appears on pages 17, 18, 19 and 20. This full four-page story includes a lengthy text describing his personal diving experience in the accompaniment of a local spear fisherman.Our equipment, nets, fishlines, waterboxes, spears, wire grapples, some slivers of dried fish and a couple of bowls of poi, we loaded into his hollow log outrigger canoe, launched it on the still waters of a small bay on the coast of Oahu and drifted for hours idly in a world of a mad artist's dreaming. Included are five signed woodcut illustrations plus several other partial portions integrated into the text. Of significant note, a couple of these woodcuts are not familiar to the standard Blandings books, but one appears to have been reversed by TRAVEL, as Mr. Blanding's initials appear backwards. Likely many of the experiences described in this article enabled our Author to create both the word pictures and visual displays that brought him the fame and appreciation that is perhaps as abundant today as it was 3 /4 of a century earlier. This appearance in the December 1929 Issue of TRAVEL appears to be a unique presentation to which they may have retained rights. Today, TRAVEL is a highly sought after publication for its well written articles and extravagant travel ads. This particular copy, featuring Don Blanding's LIVING JEWELS OF HAWAIIAN SEAS is a Rare item in the true sense. What a prize addition to a DB collection! Flat Rate Boxes available for large orders. Rolled prints are tubed and boxed for their protection. Our shop exclusively addresses the Isles of Oceania, featuring a wide selection of vintage and collectable Island books and printed art that do not appear among auctions listings or searches. Mahalo for being our guest, we look forward to serving you.
The design & text portion of this listing is the I. The item "Dec 1929Travel MagazineLIVING JEWELS of HAWAIIAN SEASDON BLANDING'sHawaii" is in sale since Wednesday, May 29, 2013. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".The seller is "mandarinbookshawaii" and is located in Hilo, Hawaii. This item can be shipped worldwide.