New York: Vista Publishing Corporation, 1948. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (21.75cm.); original grey pictorial dust jacket; xv,,331pp.; green map endpapers. Jacket extremities rather chipped and worn with shallow losses along edges and spine ends, a few affecting text without loss of meaning, dampstaining to jacket very faintly affecting cloth, else interior about fine. Signed and dated by the author on front free endpaper verso. Dutch-Indonesian journalist's history of the Caribbean inspired by his tenure there as a war correspondent in 1943.