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Detail of wrapper -  THE HEART OF THE PEARL SHELL -  The Mythological Dimension of Foi Sociality (weiner04p  165/243  WEIN04)
Weiner, James F. THE HEART OF THE PEARL SHELL. The Mythological Dimension of Foi Sociality. BNo. 0-520-06132-2. First Edition, 1988. Pp: xviii, 323; 225mmx 150mm; 0.71kg. 13 b/w, 16 fig, 1 map. Foreword, acknowledgments, orthography, notes, references, index. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: g; dw: g. University of California Press, Berkeley, 1988. (This book examines the role of exchange of pearl shells on the social life of the Foi people and the meaning and role of mythology in their culture) (Keywords: Anthropology, mythology, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea, Central Highlands, Foi).
Book Code: F233 AU$40
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Detail of wrap - COAXING THE SPIRITS TO DANCE  (welsch02p  175/240  WELS02)
Welsch, Robert L.; Virginia-Lee Webb & Sebastian Haraha. COAXING THE SPIRITS TO DANCE: Art and Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea. BNo.0-944722-30-X. First Edition, 2006 (pb). Pp: 104; 300mm x 230mm; 0.70kg. 153 col & b/w. Director's foreword, letter, preface and acknowledgments, lenders to exhibition, references cited, travel checklist, index and glossary of indigenous terms, lenders' index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 2006. (This book explores the relationship between social life and artistic expression since the nineteenth century in one of the most important art-producing regions of Papua New Guinea. It includes a presentation of hand-carved and hand-painted ancestor boards, masks, drums, skull racks, and personal items) (Keywords: Social anthropology, material culture, artistic expression, exhibition, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea, Papuan Gulf, Papuan Gulf, Purari Delta, Elema, hohao, kwoi, gope).
Book Code: U327 SOLD - now out of stock AU$55
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Detail of wrapper - OROKAIVA SOCIETY -  People of Papua, environment and daily life  (williams04p  155/231  WILL04)
Williams, F.E. OROKAIVA SOCIETY. People of Papua, environment and daily life. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1930 (pmb). Pp: xxiii, 355; 225mm x 145mm; 0.80kg. 37 b/w, 25 fig. Preface, acknowledgments, introduction, notes, glossary, index. A good copy in dust wrapper (map not included in this PNG binding). Cvr: vg; dw: g. (minor edge wear on dw; signature on fep). Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press, London, 1930. (This book gives an ethnographic account of a native people of Papua, with special emphasis on ritual and religious belief) (Keywords: Anthropology, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea, Papua, Aiga, Binandele, Wasida).
Book Code: E496 AU$260
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Detail of wrapper - THE VAILALA MADNESS and Other Essays  (williams8p  150/232  WILL08)
Williams, Francis Edgar. THE VAILALA MADNESS and Other Essays. Edited, with an introduction, by Erik Schwimmer. BNo. 0-903-983-46-X. First Edition, 1976. Pp: 432; 210mm x 135mm; 0.67kg. 2 b/w, 17 fig, 4 maps. Introduction, appendix, bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. C. Hurst & Co (Publishers) Ltd, London, 1976. (This book is a collection of four major monographs; Trading Voyages from the Gulf of Papua; Bull-Roarers in the Papua Gulf; Sex Affiliation and its Implications; Natives of Lake Kutubu, Papua; and The Vailala Madness and the Destruction of Native Ceremonies in the Gulf Division) (Keywords: Ethnology, anthropology, social culture, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea, Papua).
Book Code: D119 AU$30
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Detail of wrapper - STONE AGE ISLAND  -  Seven Years in New Guinea  (williams36p  140/210  WILL36)
Williams, Maslyn. STONE AGE ISLAND. Seven Years in New Guinea. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1964. Pp: 352; 210mm x 140mm; 0.58kg. 19 b/w, 2 maps. Preface, foreword. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: g; dw: g. Collins, London, 1964. (This book documents the life and customs of some of the people of the Baining area of New Britain and the Central Highlands of New Guinea) (Keywords: Anthropology, Pacific, Melanesia, New Britain, New Guinea).
Book Code: A026 AU$25
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Detail of cover - PYGMIES AND PAPUANS -   The Stone Age To-Day in Dutch New Guinea  (wollaston01bp  205/233  WOLL01)
Wollaston, A.F.R. PYGMIES AND PAPUANS. The Stone Age To-Day in Dutch New Guinea. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1912. Pp: xxiv, 352; 235mm x 155mm; 1.17kg. 6 col, 54 b/w(pl), 2 maps. Preface, introduction, appendices, index. A good hardback copy in red-cloth boards with gilt decoration. Cvr: g (surface laquer removal from f&b boards; weakened front hinge). Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1912. (This book is an account of the British Ornithologists' Union expedition to explore the range of Snow Mountains in Dutch Guinea in 1909. The text includes description of the daily life of the local people, their houses, dress, manner and customs. Also included are illustrations of their tribal artefacts. With appendices by W.R. Ogilvie-Grant, A.C. Haddon and Sidney H. Ray) (Keywords: Anthropology, ethnology, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea, Asmat, Mimika).
Book Code: H188 AU$240
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Detail of dust wrapper of PAPUAN LANGUAGES AND THE NEW GUINEA LINGUISTIC SCENE (wurm04p  195/240  WURM04)
Wurm, Stephen A. (editor). PAPUAN LANGUAGES AND THE NEW GUINEA LINGUISTIC SCENE. New Guinea Area Languages and Language Study - Volume 1. BNo. 0-85883-132-5. First Edition, 1975. Pp: xlii, 1038, 14; 250mm x 200mm; 2.33kg. Num tab & maps. Numerous notes, bibliographies, dedication, preface, introduction, indexes. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. The Australian National University, Canberra, 1975. (This book is concerned with the Papuan languages and the general linguistic situation in the New Guinea area. The history of research, problems of classification, linguistic prehistory, and language migrations are also discussed) (Keywords: Languages, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea, Papua).
Book Code: F309 SOLD - now out of stock AU$85
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Detail of dust wrapper of  AN ANTHROPOLOGIST IN PAPUA (young01p 200/246  YOUN01)
Young, Michael W. & Julia Clark. AN ANTHROPOLOGIST IN PAPUA. The Photography of F.E. Williams, 1922-1939. BNo. 1-86333-200-6. First Edition, 2001. Pp: x, 307; 260mm x 210mm; 1.45kg. 235 b/w, 9 maps. Foreword, acknowledgments, introduction, endnotes, photo sources, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Crawford House Publishing, Hindmarsh, South Australia, 2001. (This book is a pictorial celebration of the work of a brilliant ethnographer. F.E. Williams was one of the most talented and productive anthropologists of his generation. He spent twenty years as Government Anthropologist in the Australian Territory of Papua. A substantial introductory essay provides the biographical, historical and anthropological contexts of William's ethnographic and photographic achievements) (Keywords: Anthropology, cultural history, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea, Papua).
Book Code: P026 AU$70
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