Ariel Books: Anthropology
found: 21 books

 
BURTON, JOHN
Axe Makers of the Wahgi : Pre-Colonial Industries of the Papua New Guinea Highlands
Australia, Self Published. 1984, First Edition. Soft Cover, Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Unpublished thesis for Authors PHD in Philosopy. Looks at how the communities of axe makers organised quarrying expeditions, how they extracted the stone and made it into axes, and at the kinds of economic relations which existed between themselves and their neighbours. Mainly focused on the quarries in Wahgi Valley, of Papua New Guinea. Looks at the geography and how to identify different different tribal axes. CONDITION Green card wraps, pp xx 321 with numerous b/w photos, figural illus and maps.small stain to front o/w bright and crisp. OVERWEIGHT. Near Fine.
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Book number: 15364
USD 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 75.75 | £UK 68 | JP¥ 9156]
Catalogue: Anthropology

 
ERNEST WAY, ELKINGTON
The Savage South Seas
London, United Kingdom, A & C Black. 1907, First Edition. Cloth, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Hardy, Norman H. Not Dated (1907 BL). Rare actual 1st release variant in Blue cloth with illustrated front and spine. Accounts of the South Seas as an exotic place full of charm but with an added frisson of danger. Elkington’s account of a journey through New Guinea, the Solomons and the New Hebrides. CONDITION Pale Blue bds with bright Gilt titles and decorated (spine is slightly faded and bottom front cnr bumped, sl wear spine heel else unworn) bright Gilt top edge, prelims have age toning, pp xii 211 plus publishers list to rear and order form laid in, 68 coloured illus taken from water colours all with snowy tissue guards apart from the frontis illus. Copy is crisp and bright with very odd spot of atmospheric discolouration. Overweight. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 12943
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 223 | £UK 200 | JP¥ 26930]
Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Indigenous People Oceania Social Life Customs Religion, Art, Clothing, Ornaments, Funerary Rites, Labour, Food Gathering, Marriage, Traders, Copra Hardy, Norman H

 
EVANS-PRITCHARD, E E; FIRTH, RAYMOND; MALINOWSKI, BRONISLAW; SCHAPERA, ISAAC (EDS)
Essays Presented to C G Seligman
London, Kegan, Paul, Trench, & Co. 1934, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Charles Gabriel Seligman was a British physician, ethnologist and Professor at London School of Economics and was highly influential as the teacher of such notable anthropologists. Contains 30 papers mostly on the ethnology of Africa and Oceania, by his ex-students the leading anthropologists of the day. CONDITION Red verticle ribbed bds with bright gilt title (cnrs curved, not worn) pp vii 385 with 19 photo plates. Very bright and crisp copy, name in pencel to front pastedown. DJ has loss at spine ends and edge wear. Overweight. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 15560
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 32 | JP¥ 4309]
Catalogue: Anthropology

 
FIELDING, WILLIAM J
Strange Customs Of Courtship And Marriage
London, United Kingdom, Souvenir Press. 1961, First UK. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Authentic revelations of curious mating customs of all ages and all races, and the history and significance of modern marriage conventions. CONDITION Teal bds with gilt title, not worn, pp 322 with 18 illus, tight and fresh, original wrapper is lightly scuffs with chip to top of spine. An excellent copy. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 7482
USD 26.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 | £UK 21 | JP¥ 2801]
Catalogue: Anthropology

 
FINLEY, LT COL JOHN PARK; CHURCHILL, WILLIAM
The Subanu : Studies of the Sub-Visayan Mountain Folk of Mindanao
Washington, USA, Carnegie Institution. 1913, First Edition. Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Part I Ethnographical and Geographical sketch of land and people; Part II Discussion of the linguistic material; Pat III Vocabularies. CONDITION Ex University Library cop with minimal markings to front end page and copyright page only. Green library binding of buckram cloth, 236 pages 2 fold out maps one in colour, rear one has be taped. Copy is bright and crisp as new otherwise. Overweight. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15626
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 67 | £UK 60 | JP¥ 8079]
Catalogue: Anthropology

 
GREEN, ROGER C (ED)
Makaha Valley Historical Project Interim Report 2 (Pacific Anthropological Records Number 10)
Hawaii, USA, Bernice P Bishop Museum. 1970, First Edition. Soft Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Includes history of the area and results of archaeological examinations of various locations. CONDITION Tan card wraps, pp xi 139 with phot and figural illus, tables, and 4 fold outs at rear. Tear top front spine head, leading edge has got wet with crease at some stage causing causing colour bleed to edge of first 3 pages at front. o/w bright and clean copy. Good.
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Book number: 15493
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.75 | £UK 40 | JP¥ 5386]
Catalogue: Anthropology

 
IRWIN, GEOFFREY
The Emergence of Mailu as a Central Place in the Coastal Papuan Prehistory
Canberra, Australia, Australian National University Press. 1985, First Edition. Soft Cover, Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Author is a Professor of archaeology and anthropology at the University of Auckland and the text is based on his 1977 Phd thesis. CONDITION Signed by author inside front, green card wraps, pp xx 262 with 131 figural, photo and map illus. Some waer and scuff to back, name inside front and place names highlighted to first map. Tight and clean copy. OVERWEIGHT. Very Good. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 15388
USD 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 62.5 | £UK 56 | JP¥ 7540]
Catalogue: Anthropology

 
JONES, FREDERIC WOOD
Australia's Vanishing Race
Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson. 1934, First Edition. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Jones wrote extensively on early humans, including their arboreal adaptations, and was one of the founding fathers of the field of modern physical anthropology. This is three talks given on the physiology of Australian Aborigines and a discussion of their origins. CONDITION 40 pages with 17 photo plates and a map. Covers slightly soiled, rubbed to spine heel, first blank has been neatly removed, tidy name to half title, internally bright and clean. Very Good.
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Book number: 15709
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 111.5 | £UK 100 | JP¥ 13465]
Catalogue: Anthropology

 
KEESING, FELIX M
Modern Samoa : Its Government and Changing Life
London, George, Allen & Unwin. 1934, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. New Zealand Anthropologists eight months of field work in Western Samoa and in American Samoa. CONDITION Green bds with bright gilt title (clean and unworn) 506 pages. Copy is very bright and crisp with name inside from and slight foxing mainly to edges. OVERWEIGHT. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15360
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3232]
Catalogue: Anthropology

 
KLEMENSEN, ARVID
Strange Island : The Noona Dan in the South Seas
United Kingdom, Souvenir Press. 1965, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First English Edition. 1961/62 Danish expedition sailing on the Noona Dan. The route of the expedition led over the Canary Islands and the Panama Canal to Fiji, Solomon Islands, then on to New Guinea and the Philippines. Discusses the primitive life of the inhabitants, the geography and the fertility cult of the Palawans of New Britain primarily. CONDITION Blue bds (clean and unworn) 190 pages with colour photo plates. Crisp and bright copy. DJ has some chips and tears with tape repairs. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 13724
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 16 | JP¥ 2154]
Catalogue: Anthropology

 
KRAMER, AUGUSTIN
Die Samoa-Inseln Band 1
Auckland, New Zealand, R McMillan. 1983, Re-Issue. Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Facsimile repring of the 1901 1st edtion. Author was a German naturalist and ethnographer. Augustin Kraemer was a Navy surgeon who worked in the Polynesia in 1893-95 and 1897-99. Contains detailed genealogies, village honorifics (fa'alupega), and details of chiefly rhetoric he included. CONDITION Ex - Library reference copy with minimal marking due to being unlent. Blue Leatherette, pp x516 with b/w photos, maps. Text in German. Light handling signs. Overweight. Very Good/N/A.
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Book number: 15815
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.25 | £UK 36 | JP¥ 4847]
Catalogue: Anthropology

 
MASON, OTIS T
The Origins of Invention: A Study of Industry Among Primitives Peoples
London, Walter Scott. 1895, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Author was an ethnologist and Smithsonian Institution curator. Written as part of Scott's Contemporary Science Series edited by Havelock Ellis. CONDITION Burgundy bds with bright gilt titles, 419 pages, 75 nice engraved illus, 8 photo plates and a fold out on various stone implements. Copy has lightly faded spine o/w unworn, bright and crisp with owners book plate. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15565
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.25 | £UK 28 | JP¥ 3770]
Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Ethnology Stone Age Tools

 
MEAD, MARGARET
Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies
London, United Kingdom, Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1952, 3rd Impression. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Recognised as an important feminist study from this Columbia University Anthropologist. First published in 1935, Sex & Temperament is a fascinating and brilliant anthropological study of the intimate lives of three New Guinea tribes from infancy to adulthood. Focusing on the gentle, mountain-dwelling Arapesh, the fierce, cannibalistic Mundugumor, and the graceful headhunters of Tchambuli. Mead advances the theory that many so called masculine and feminine characteristics are not based on fundamental sex differences but reflect the cultural conditioning of different societies. CONDITION Green bds with Gilt title (unworn with one cnr sl bruised, bds have damp discolouration) pp xxii 335 interior is pristine and unread, not inscribed. Original Yellow has titles in Green flags, in plastic protection it is fresh and unworn, price clipped. A nice bright and tight copy. Overweight. Near Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 5528
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.25 | £UK 28 | JP¥ 3770]
Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Feminism

 
MORTON, ALEXANDER
Notes of a Trip to the Islands of Torres Straits and the South East Coast of New Guinea
Sydney, Australia, Geographical Society of Australia. 1883, First Edition. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Alexander Morton (1854-1907) naturalist, was appointed curator's assistant at the Australian Museum, Sydney and accompanied the explorer Andrew Goldie on his expedition to New Guinea; his collections, mainly of birds from forests near Port Moresby and from Yule Island, proved his ability and he was sent to Palmerston (Darwin). CONDITION Stapled (no covers) paginated 65 to 84, 5 fold out illus at rear 3 showing various implements, and 2 showing dwelling types. illus have some damp stain and minor damage from sticking, last page toned. Good.
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Book number: 15536
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.25 | £UK 36 | JP¥ 4847]
Catalogue: Anthropology

 
NOONE, RICHARD
Rape of the Dream People
United Kingdom, Hutchinson. 1972, First Edition. (ISBN: 009111750X) Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dennis Holman writer of "Noone of the Ulu" about the disappearance of Pat Noone Anthropologist and brother of the Author. This is result of further investigation for what happened to his brother and his own adventures in Malaya and on Temiars to fight the Communist insurgents. CONDITION Blue bds with crisp Gilt title (unworn with 2 sl bruised cnrs) map eps, pp 212 with 34 b/w photo plates and a glossary of Temiar terms. Copy is bright and crisp to handle. Original DJ has mild wear to spine head. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 12640
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3232]
Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Indigenous People Aborigines 009111750x

 
PEEL, GERALD
Isles of Torres Strait : An Australian Responsibility
Sydney, Australia, Current Book Distributors. 1947, First Edition. Soft Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Shaw, Roderick. Covers geography and discovery, pre european, food, customs, marriage, cannibalism and the war involvement. CONDITION Wrappers pasted to card wraps as issued (edges have minor chipping) name stamp of noted collector and ethnologist Bydon Speedy to ffep, pp 138 with line illus throughout, erratum pasted in, pages age toned due newsprint type otherwise a nice and crisp copy. #Australian Aboriginal#. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 12962
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 | £UK 20 | JP¥ 2693]
Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Shaw, Roderick

 
SARDI PSUED. (DADACHANJI, SEROZH)
Erotic Love Through The Ages
London, United Kingdom, The Walton Press. 1962, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Blue bds with brigh Gilt title (small ding top front, sl bruised cnr, fresh) pp 275 with 20 nice monotone plates (tight and very clean, not inscribed) Original DJ is rubbed to edges with a short tear, not price clipped. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 5554
USD 23.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.5 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2478]
Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Social Sciences History World Family Social Anthropology

 
STARCKE, CARL NICOLAI
The Primitive Family in its Origin and Development
London, United Kingdom, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner. 1889, First English. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. International Scientific Series. Red cloth bd with Black decoration and bright Gilt spine title (mostly fresh with small damp spots top front edge, cnrs bruised, spine darkened with head and foot edges starting to fray) Black eps, pp 315 with fold out tribal chart, large illustrated catalogue to rear (tight with only the odd expected fox spot, not inscribed). Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 8613
USD 26.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 | £UK 21 | JP¥ 2801]
Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Anthropology

 
SUGGS, ROBERT C
Marquesan Sexuel Behaviour : An Anthropological Study of Polynesian Practices
London, Constable & Co. 1966, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Blue bds (clean and unworn( pp xviii 251 with illus and photos. Crisp copy with light edge spotting. DJ has light wear to spine ends and tips. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 15649
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3232]
Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Nuku Hiva Pacific

 
VELIKOVSKY, IMMANUEL
Worlds in Collision
London, United Kingdom, Victor Gollancz. 1950, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First British edition. The Author uses myths and legends, historical writings, archeological, geological and paleontological to prove that the Solar System, far from being highly stable organisation assumed by classical mechanics, has been subject to a series of cataclysmic upheavals. CONDITION Red bds with bright gilt spine title, not worn, pp 384 is tight and clean. Tight and bright copy with sl age toning to eps and spotting to fore edge. Original DJ has damage to spine heel with some loss and bottom tips, a little age soiled with small mark to front. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 14935
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.25 | £UK 36 | JP¥ 4847]
Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Ancient History

 
WOOD, EDWARD J
The Wedding Day in All Ages and Countries 2 Volumes
London, Richard Bentley. 1869, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Covers wedding traditions from all religions and numerous societies, including the superstitions. CONDITION Vol 1pp x 241, Vol 2 pp viii 268. Red cloth with decorative spine and gilt detail to fronts (spine detail faded and cloth slightly mottled, unworn) green eps, internally bright and crisp with very odd spot. OVERWEIGHT. Very Good/N/A.
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Book number: 14747
USD 130.00 [Appr.: EURO 116 | £UK 104 | JP¥ 14003]
Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Anthropology

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