The Land That Time Forgot
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Authors : Michael Leahy and Maurice Crain
Title: “The Land that Time forgot : Adventures and Discoveries in New Guinea”
New York/London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1937
Frontiespiece, vii, 274 pp., 22 b/w photographs, 2 maps; 1. edition, in fine condition, dust jacket worn; very rare
From book’s jacket: “The map said “unexplored” but Michael Leahy was after gold. His unremitting search in the forbidding interior of New Guinea led him to one of the major discoveries of our time.
The interior of the island had been thought to be a mass of impenetrable mountain ranges, which the map labelled “probably uninhabited” but Leahy and his party, the first white men ever to effect entry into the heart of New Guinea, found a fertile plateau valley of vast extent, and a quarter of a million of stone-age savages.
While the story is told with a refreshing lack of heroics, it contains vivid and unforgettable pictures. Leahy’s nightmare dash to file a gold claim, fights with overwhelming forces of cannibals, the customs of the stone-age men who are merciless fighters and at the same time shrewd farmers – and landscape gardeners.
The highest mountain in the island, a peak of more than 4500 metres is now called Mount Leahy.”