The Islands of Unwisdom

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Author: Graves, Robert von Ranke (1895–1985)

Year: 1949

Publisher: Doubleday & Co

Place: Garden City


xv+328pp Octavo (8 1/2" x 6") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering. 1st American edition.

In this strange and bloody epoch of the sea Robert Graves turns his incomparable talents to the remarkable Ysabel Barreto, beautiful and dangerous, who used treachery, intrigue, and love to become the first woman admiral in the Spanish navy and then embarked on a perilous voyage, filled with incredible and startling adventures to the Solomon Islands in Search for gold.


Corners bumped, book plate on front end paper. Jacket edge chipped with 1/4" loss at head edge, corners and spine ends chipped with loss, hinges rubbed through. Over all a very good copy in fair jacket.

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