Title: The Great Taboo.
Seller ID: 52639
London: Chatto & Windus, 1891. Second Edition. Blue pictorial cloth, front cover designed red, gray & black, lettered in red & black; spine lettered in red, black & gilt. Olive floral end papers. 32-page publishers catalog at rear dated Sept., 1891. Glue repairs to inner hinges, rubberstamps on title and front fly, some wear to corners and edges, a very good copy generally. An English man & woman are stranded on an island inhabited by Cannibals who worship Tu-Kila-Kila. The taboo of the title seems to be that of cohabiting while unmarried. A scarce book in the pictorial cloth; other bindings exist. The first edition was published by Chatto in 1890; an American edition appeared from Burt in the same year.