ARTS OF THE OCEANIC PEOPLES
- London. 1950. Thames & Hudson. 1st Eng. Ed. Translated from the French by Michael Heron. 150 PP incl. 4 full-page colour plates plus 124 illustrations in text & 6 illust. in introduction and 11 maps, printed on superior gloss paper. Orig. gilt-engraved cloth cover & spine with dj (price-clipped). Dust jacket chipped with some small repaired tears and is protected. Signature of previous owner on FFEP, o/wise a very clean and near fine copy. Scarce. 25 x 16.
A fascinating book containing detailed descriptions of the strange objects, both ornamental and ritual of the Oceanic people of the far-flung islands and archipelagoes of the Pacific (New Caledonia, Tahiti, Marquesas, Easter Island, Fiji, Solomons, Hawaii, PNG, New Hebrides, including the natives of Australasia, as well as the islands of the Indian Ocean (Madagascar).
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