London and Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1961.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. First English edition. Translated from the French by James Hogarth. 187 pp, extensively illustrated with photographs, some color. Previous owner's name on front pastedown, else a fine copy in a clean, slightly rubbed dust jacket with a few ink marks on the rear panel. Account of an expedition in search of the elusive shell of the golden cowrie--the larges of the world's 250 known cowrie species--with much on the people and culture of the island's native villages.