The Blue Lagoon
1919, in an attractive suede binding
Reprint. Bound in limp suede, with embossed design and blindstamped titling to font. Top edge gilt, yapp edges. 18 × 11cm, 252pp + 4pp ads.
Two young teens, Dick and Emmeline, are stranded on a idyllic, South Pacific island after a shipwreck. The two spend their days swimming, diving for pearls, and exploring their bountiful island. Slowly as they grow they fall into an innocent love. Ignorant of their human sexuality, they do not understand or know how to express their physical attraction to one another. The two conducted their courtship just as the birds conduct their love affairs. Their relationship develops absolutely naturally, blameless and without sin; a marriage according to nature.
The suede binding is spotted to the front and spine, and a little bumped to the corners. The pages are clean and the inner binding is strong, the book is in very good readable condition.