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'Hawaiian Surfboard' by Tom Blake - with Exceptional Tapa Cover

Regular price $5,200.00 Sale

'Hawaiian Surfboard' by Tom Blake - with Exceptional Tapa Cover

This is the finest copy we have ever seen!

The tapa cover is nearly perfect, making this a RARE find that you won't want to pass up! Includes a gorgeous bookplate ex. Campbell C. Kelley and four chapters on ancient Hawaiian surfriding legends, early Hawaiian surfing history, modern surfriding and how to use the new hollow surfboard. Paradise of the Pacific Press, Honolulu, 1935. 95 pages. HB with Tapa Cover. First Edition. Comprehensive study of the history and tradition of the sport, board construction and surfing techniques. Introduction by Duke P Kahanamoku. Illustrated b/w: a few drawings and many stunning photographs.

Condition: Very Fine, with only a few minor abrasions to tapa cloth on spine.