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Detail of wrap - ARTS AND CRAFTS OF HAWAII Part XIV - Index (buckXIVp 120/215 BUCK14)
Buck, Peter H. (Te Rangi Hiroa).(14). ARTS AND CRAFTS OF HAWAII. Part XIV: Index. Bishop Museum Special Publication 45. BNo. 0-910240-47-7. Reprinted Editions, 1987 (1957) (pb). Pp: (ii), 587 to 606; 250mm x 175mm; 0.12kg. no illus. contents. A very good paperback copy in card wrap with staple binding. Wrp: vg. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, 1987. (The index for all thirteen parts) (Keywords: Ethnology, Pacific, Polynesia).
Book Code: L399n AU$15
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Detail of wrapper - THE GREAT BOOK OF THE PACIFIC   (dousset01p  200/275  DOUS01)
Dousset-Leenhardt, Roselene & Etienne Taillemite. THE GREAT BOOK OF THE PACIFIC. Discoveries, peoples, colonization and the Pacific in the Twentieth Century. BNo. 0-89009-242-7. Translated Edition, 1979. Pp: 292; 310mm x 250mm; 2.57kg. 47 col, 330 b/w, fig & maps. Publisher's introduction, index of geographical names, appendices, bibliography. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Chartwell Books Inc, Secaucus, New Jersey, 1979. (The first section of this book, The Discoveries, sets out the story of early voyages to the South Seas. The second section, Men of the Pacific, shows the reader the peoples the explorers found. The third part describes the impact the colonising powers had, their aims, and the ways in which these were achieved. Finally, the history of the Pacific is taken down to the present) (Keywords: Exploration, history, social culture, Pacific, Polynesia, Melanesia, colonisation).
Book Code: C295 AU$60
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Detail of cover - THE WORK OF THE GODS IN TIKOPIA   (firth09p  160/240  FIRT09)
Firth, Raymond. THE WORK OF THE GODS IN TIKOPIA. A Polynesian ritual cycle. Monographs on Social Anthropology Nos. 1 & 2. BNo.n/a. Second Edition, 1967 (1939). Pp: viii, 492; 215mm x 135mm; 0.93kg. 17 b/w(pl), 15 fig. Introduction to first edition, introduction to second edition, 8 postscripts, conclusion, epilogue 1966, bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: g. (minor wear on dw). Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria and the Athlone Press, University of London, 1967. (The Tikopia is an isolated community in the Solomon Islands. The Tikopia ritual cycle known as the Work of the Gods has been fully documented by the author to provide an ethnographical account of the phenomena) (Keywords: Social anthropology, religion, rites, Pacific, Polynesia, Solomon Islands, Tikopia).
Book Code: D566 AU$45
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Heyerdahl, Thor. AKU-AKU. The Secret of Easter Island. BNo. n/a. First Edition (UK), 1958 (1957). Pp: 368; 210mm x 140mm; 0.70kg. 58 col(pl), 4 fig, 2 maps. Index. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: g(-). (chipped and worn dw with repaired tear). George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1958. (This book is a story of how the mysteries of Easter Island were solved, and at the same time an account of the local people as they were in the 1950s) (Keywords: Stone sculptures, archaeology, Pacific, Polynesia, Easter Island).
Book Code: C190 AU$18
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Heyerdahl, Thor. FATU-HIVA. Back to Nature. BNo. n/a. Club Edition, 1975 (1974). Pp: 382; 215mm x 135mm; 0.67kg. 61 b/w, 2 maps. Contents. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. (minor wear). Book Club Associates. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1975. (This book is the story of the author's first Pacific adventure by schooner for the Pacific island of Fatu-Hiva in the Marquesas Group) (Keywords: Exploration, adventure, anthropology, Pacific, Polynesia, Marquesas Islands).
Book Code: E276 AU$15
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Detail of  wrapper -  SEA ROUTES TO POLYNESIA -  American Indians and Early Asiatics in the  Pacific   (heyerdahl5p  150/232  HEYE5)
Heyerdahl, Thor. SEA ROUTES TO POLYNESIA. American Indians and Early Asiatics in the Pacific. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1968. Pp: 232; 215mm x 135mm; 0.60kg. 47 b/w(pl), 6 maps. Foreword, preface, acknowledgments, notes, bibliography, index. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: g. (minor wear on dw; inner flyleaf corner clipped). George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1968.
Description: This book presents a selection of the author's essays and lectures giving lucid form to Heyerdahl's scientific aims and the most important discoveries.
Keywords: Anthropology, archaeology, Pacific, Polynesia, Incas, Easter Island.

Book Code: C357 AU$45
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Detail of  cardwrap -  THE PACIFIC ISLANDERS - Peoples of the World Series  (howells05p  145/221  HOWE05)
Howells, William. THE PACIFIC ISLANDERS. Peoples of the World Series. BNo. 0-589-00834-X. First Edition, 1973 (pb). Pp: xviii, 299; 215mm x 140mm; 0.48kg. 30 b/w(pl), 3 fig, 14 maps. Preface, foreword, references, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. (minor wear on wrp). A.H. and A.W. Reed Ltd, Wellington, 1973.
Description: This outlines the land, people and culture of the Pacific area with included chapters on outer differences: colour, size and shape of the people, inner diffrences, and language.
Keywords: Social and physical anthropology, land, people and culture, Pacific, Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia, Indonesia, Australia and Tasmania, language, origins, prehistory.
Book Code: G217 SOLD - now out of stock AU$18
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Detail of front cover  - ARTIFICIAL CURIOSITIES - An Exposition of Native Manufactures (gr-kaeppler1p 160/220 KAEP01)
Kaeppler, Adrienne L. ARTIFICIAL CURIOSITIES. An Exposition of Native Manufacture - Collected on Three Pacific Voyages of Captain James Cook. BNo. 0-910240-24-8. First Edition, 1978 (pb). Pp: xvi, 294; 300mm x 230mm; 1.20kg. 622 col, b/w & fig. Ola ka inoa o na Kupuna, foreword, preface, appendices I to III, references. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. (wear on wrp). Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1978. (A record of an ethnographic exhibition held at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in 1978 fo pieces collected from around the Pacific) (Keywords: Ethnology, Owhyhee, Hawaii, Otaheite, Tahiti, Oheteroa, Austral Isalnds, Cook, Marquesas, Easter, New Zealand, Tonga, Caledonia, Hebrides).

Book Code: V230 AU$150
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Kirch, Patrick Vinton. FEATHERED GODS AND FISHHOOKS. An Introduction to Hawaiian Archaeology and Prehistory. BNo. 0-8248-0981-5. First Edition 1985. Pp: x, 350; 240mm x 210mm; 1.18kg. 245 b/w, fig & maps. Preface, epilogue, glossary, bibliographic note, references, index. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: g; dw: g. (minor wear & small tears on dw). University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1985. (The author reviews the major sites and settlement zones of each island, the main categories of artefacts and how these changed over time) (Keywords: Archaeology, pre-history, Pacific, Polynesia, Hawaii).
Book Code: N663 AU$65
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Detail of wrap -  POLYNESIAN BARKCLOTH - Tahiti, Hawaii, Fiji.  (kooijman4p  140/197  KOOI04)
Kooijman, Simon. POLYNESIAN BARKCLOTH. Tahiti, Hawaii, Fiji. BNo. 0-85263-943-0. First 1988 (pb). Pp: 64; 210mm x 150mm; 0.13kg. 37 b/w, 1 fig, 2 maps. Acknowledgments, introduction, further reading, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Shire Publications Ltd, Aylesbury, Bucks, UK, 1988. (This book describes the manufacture, techniques, design, decoration and use of tapa in Tahiti, Hawaii and Fiji) (Keywords: Material culture, Pacific, Polynesia, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, uses of tapa, manufacture, production).
Book Code: K499 AU$20
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Front of wrap - ARTS IN THE RELIGIONS OF THE PACIFIC  (moore6p  150/210  MOOR6)
Moore, Albert. ARTS IN THE RELIGIONS OF THE PACIFIC. Symbols of Life. BNo. 0-304-70058-4. First Paperback Edition, 1997 (1995). Pp: xviii, 220; 245mm x 170mm; 0.63kg. 80 b/w & fig, 5 maps. Abbreviations, preface, acknowledgments, references, recommended reading, glossary, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Cassell, London, 1997. (This volume examines the relationship between religious experience and diverse art forms, such as music, dance, masks and carvings of indigenous peoples around the Pacific and their geographical, historical and cultural contexts are explored) (Keywords: Anthropology, religious studies, art history, Australia, Melanesia, Polynesia, Aotearoa New Zealand).
Book Code: N323 AU$28
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Rose, Ronald. SOUTH SEAS MAGIC. A research program in Western Samoa. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1959. Pp: 192; 215mm x 135mm; 0.48kg. 19 b/w, 2 maps. Preface, glossary of Samoan words, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Robert Hale Limited, London, 1959. (This book is the story of an investigation into magic and psychical befiefs in modern Samoa. The author lived with his family on the island of Manono for six months) (Keywords: Social anthropology, Pacific, Polynesia, Samoa).
Book Code: N655 AU$35
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Detail of wrapper -  FRIENDLY ISLANDS  -  A History of Tonga  (rutherford1p  145/225  RUTH1)
Rutherford, Noel (editor). FRIENDLY ISLANDS. A History of Tonga. BNo. 0-19-550519-0. First Edition, 1977. Pp: xii, 297; 215mm x 140mm; 0.57kg. 14 b/w. Preface, glossary, notes, references, bibliography, index. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: g. (wear on dw). Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1977. (The book combines the work of fourteen scholars, each of whom is an expert in his field, and four of whom are Tongans. The work begins with the myths which Tongans tell about the origins of their land and people. The early history of the group is investigated through modern archaeological techniques and a recounting of ancient legends. Other topics include: the coming of western navigators; evangelization of the islands; the establishment of the Tongan kingdom; and the reign of the revered Queen Salote) (Keywords: Cultural history, Pacific, Polynesia, Tonga).
Book Code: A016 AU$25
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Snow, Philip & Stefanie Waine. THE PEOPLE FROM THE HORIZON. An Illustrated History of the Europeans amongst the South Sea Islanders. BNo. 0-947889-05-1. First Edition, 1979. Pp: 296; 280mm x 235mm; 1.56kg. 268 col & b/w, 1 map. Preface, acknowledgments, enigma, bibliography, list of sources, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Mclaren Publishing (Hong Kong) Limited, London, 1986. (The authors have examined the contact between the two cultures - European and Pacific - and have charted its origins, the misunderstandings, vicissitudes, clashes, attractions and exchanges between the Islanders and their European visitors. In the book are recorded changes to the Islands for better or for worse, and the hopes and the disillusionment on both sides to the present day) (Keywords: Cultural history, European contact, Pacific, South Seas).
Book Code: C108 AU$35
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Detail of wrapper of THE HIDDEN WORLDS OF POLYNESIA (suggs2p 150/234 SUGG02)
Suggs, Robert C. THE HIDDEN WORLDS OF POLYNESIA. The Chronicle of an Archaeological Expedition to Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1963. Pp: viii, 247; 215mm x 135mm; 0.52kg. 14 b/w(pl), 11 fig, 2 maps. Prologue. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: g. (tears on dw; now in protective sleeve). The Cresset Press, London, 1963. (This book is an account of Dr Robert Suggs' and his wife's archaeological investigations on Nuka Hiva in the Marquesas Islands and their daily lives with the indigenous people. It is also a chronicle of the Marquesan society spanning the years from the second century B.C. to the 1950s) (Keywords: Social anthropology, history, archaeology, Pacific, Polynesia, Marquesas Islands, society, culture).
Book Code: C096 AU$25
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Detail of front cover - OCEANIC ART (thomas52ap 150/209 THOM52)
Thomas, Nicholas. OCEANIC ART. World of Art Series. BNo. 0-500-20281-8. Reprint Edition, 2005 (pb). Pp: 216; 210mm x 150mm; 0.52kg. 26 col, 153 b/w, 3 maps. Introduction, acknowledgments, bibliography, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. (minor wear on wrp). Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 2005. (The author, in looking at and beyond the familiar surfaces of spears and shields, carved canoe prows and feather capes, discovers the signifiance of art, past and present, for the people of the Pacific) (Keywords: Ethnology, Pacific, Polynesia, Melanesia, New Guinea, Iatmul, Nguzunguzu, Solomon Islands, Marquesas, Maori).
Book Code: V239 AU$18
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