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DON BLANDING
"The Virgin of Waikiki"

A Torrid Tragedy of the Tropics

Five Known Editions:
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1st edition cover

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THE VIRGIN OF WAIKIKI;
A Torrid Tragedy of the Tropics

Albert Bruce McCallister (unattributed), Los Angeles, 1926
Private printing, limited to 100 copies
hand-sewn in pages, imitation tapa-cloth cardboard covers, 13 pages
Poem by Don Blanding


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2nd edition cover

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THE VIRGIN OF WAIKIKI;
A Torrid Tragedy of the Tropics

David Graham Fischer Corporation, Hollywood, 1926
Private printing, pages bound by string with tassel, imitation leatherette cover, 13 pages
Poem by Don Blanding


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3rd edition cover

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THE VIRGIN OF WAIKIKI;
A Torrid Tragedy of the Tropics

Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, 1928
Private printing, stapled in pages with fold-over paper cover, 13 pages
15 pages, with small decorative illustrations (possibly by Blanding)
Poem by Don Blanding


4th edition dustjacket
Dustjacket

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4th edition cover

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THE VIRGIN OF WAIKIKI;
A Torrid Tragedy of the Tropics

Henry M. Snyder, New York, 1930
Hardcover, probably with dustjacket, 47 pages (unpaginated)
"Done into a book by Harris Wolff Estate"
With illustrations by an unknown artist
Poem by "DON"


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Dustjacket

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5th edition cover

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THE VIRGIN OF WAIKIKI;
A Torrid Tragedy of the Tropics

Henry M. Snyder & Company, New York, 1933
Hardcover, with dustjacket, 41 pages (unpaginated)
With new illustrations by Alban Bernard "Bud" Butler, Jr.
Poem by Don Blanding


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6th edition cover

THE VIRGIN OF WAIKIKI;
A Torrid Tragedy of the Tropics

Modern reprint by Petroglyph Press, Hilo, Hawaii, 1970s
Softcover, 48 pages (unpaginated)
With reproduced illustrations by Alban Bernard "Bud" Butler, Jr.
Cover illustration by Mark Waters
Poem by Don Blanding


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