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ALPERS, ANTONY
Legends of the South Sea : The World of the Polynesians seen through their Myths and Legends, Poetry and Art
Christchurch, New Zealand, Whitcombe & Tombs. 1970, First Edition. Decorative Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. "By reconstructing Polynesian legends, myths, folktales and poetry to let them speak for themselves. And in their introduction that is a masterly compression of the Polynesians whole way of life he cuts away our illusions and leaves us face to face with the islanders and the way they saw themselves and the jewelled archipelago which they lived and sailed. ' The 80 illus are taken from the works of the first eye witnesses during the period 1769 - 1876. CONDITION Teal bds with bright Gilt title and decoration of carving of a religious object from Rarotonga (fresh with bumped bottom rear cnr) Green map eps, pp xv 416 with b/w illus and maps (tight and clean, not inscribed) Original DJ is fresh with wear to extremities, in archival cover. OVERWEIGHT. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 14687
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3230]
Keywords: Marquesas, Mangareva, Easter Island, Hawaiin Islands, Tonga, Samoa, New Zealand, and the Chathams History Polynesian Myth and Legends

 
ANONYMOUS
Dans les eaux du Pacifique : Tahiti et ses Archipels
Tahiti, Melun. 1931, First Edition. Buckram, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library, Text in French. "In water of the Pacific : Tahiti and its Archipelagoes". Covers the Geography, discovery of the Islands, Tahitian Society, French Colonisation of Tahiti, the ethnology and religion, lifestyle including commerce and agriculture etc. CONDITION Ex University Library copy in Library bindings, Blue bds with Red spine, fresh and unworn with fillet cnrs, 220 pages with 49 half tone plates, tight and clean with usual lirary markings, browning to page edges due to paper quality, some small tears to a few page edges near front, and one page has tear repaired with tape. Text block bright. Texte en français. "dans l'eau du Pacifique: Le Tahiti et ses archipels ". Couvre la géographie, la découverte des îles, la société de Tahitian, la colonisation française du Tahiti, l'éthnologie et la religion, le style de vie comprenant le commerce et l'agriculture etc.. CONDITIONNEZ la copie ex de bibliothèque d'université dans des attaches de bibliothèque, des bds avec l'épine rouge, frais bleu et non usé avec le filet le CNRS, 220 pages avec 49 plats d'image tramée, fortement et nettoyez avec les inscriptions lirary habituelles, brunissant pour paginer les bords dus à la qualité de papier, quelques petites larmes à quelques uns des bords de page près d'avant, et une page a la larme réparée avec la bande. Bloc des textes lumineux. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 9568
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3230]
Keywords: Francais Tahitienne Polynesia

 
ARCHEY, GILBERT (1890 - 1974)
South Sea Folk : Handbook of Maori and Oceanic Ethnology
Auckland, New Zealand, NZ Newspapers. 1949, 2nd Edition. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Extended from the rare 1937 1st ed. Scarce. Covers Maori housing, canoes, carving, agriculture, fortifications and more. Along with that of Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia. CONDITION 71 pages with 12 photo plates and 184 detailed illus of artifacts and a map. Light age toned spine and top edge of covers, a little crushed at top cnr o/w a very nice copy. #Maori#. Near Fine/N/A.
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Book number: 13715
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 32.25 | JP¥ 4307]

 
ARMSTRONG, ALAN
Maori Games and Hakas : Instructions, Words and Actions
New Zealand, A. H. & A. W. Reed. 1964, First Edition. Soft Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Instruction, words and actions. 182 pages with figural illus through out. Copy of historian Margaret Orbell with her name inside. CONDITION Mostly very bright and crisp with damage to spine heel. Good/N/A.
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Book number: 14788
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2154]

 
BINNEY, JUDITH; CHAPLIN, GILLIAN; WALLACE, CRAIG
Nga Morehu: The Survivors
Auckland, New Zealand, Oxford University Press. 1986, First Edition. (ISBN: 0195581350) Soft Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Judith Binneys third book it won the 3rd prize in the Goodman Fielder awards. "This life history of eight Maori women is the first book in which different Maori women speak in their own words about the changing circumstances of their lives. All were brought up in small rural communities in the eastern part of the North Island of New Zealand--communities associated with the Ringatu faith, a Maori religious movement founded in the late 19th century. This book examines the roles traditionally played by women in Maori society and the experiences that the eight women have in common, while allowing each woman's unique expectations and personal voice to emerge" The women interviewed were Heni Brown, Reremoana Koopu, Maaka Jones, Hei Ariki Algie, Heni Sunderland, Miria Rua, Putiputi Onekawa, & Te Akakua Rua. Includes Lineage charts, glossary of terms, extensive index, references and notes. CONDITION 208 pages with numerous b/w photo illus, covers have clear laminate over. Nice crisp copy with slight shelf compression to front cover. Overweight. Very Good/N/A.
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Book number: 14617
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Keywords: Maori 0195581350

 
BIRKET-SMITH, KAJ; DUFFELL, ROY (TRANS)
Primitive Man and His Ways : Patterns of Life in Some Native Societies
London, United Kingdom, Odhams. 1960, First English. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Social anthropology in various primitve societies including, Aborigines, Maori and Lapplanders. Green cloth bds with Gilt title (spine sl age toned else unworn) pp 239 with 47 b/w photo illus, tight clean copy (sl browning to eps, named to ffep) Original DJ is fresh with faded spine, one tiny tear bottom front, price clipped. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 10143
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2154]
Keywords: Primitive Societies Australian Aborigines Indians Lapps Tuareg Powhatan Pamlico Maori Social Anthropology

 
BLACKING, J; & COLE, D T (EDS)
African Studies (continuation of Bantu Studies) Volume 27
Johannesburg, South Africa, Witwatersrand University Press. 1968, Edition Unstated. Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quarterley Journal No's 1 to 4 bound in. Black bds with bright Gilt title (unworn apart from small dent at top edge of rear bd) pp 224 with numerous illus, photo plates and maps including 2 fold outs. Bright and crisp copy. Overweight. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 13441
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | £UK 40.25 | JP¥ 5384]

 
BRIDE, THOMAS FRANCIS (ED)
Letters from Victorian Pioneers: Being a Series of Papers on the Early occupation of the Colony, the Aborigines, Etc.,
Melbourne, Australia, Trustees of the Public Library. 1898, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Natural linen bds with Tan titles, pattern eps in green, pp xiii (1) 325 with fold out map, tables of aboriginal counts in various place over time, illus plate of aboriginal tools, section of aboriginal words in various dialects at rear. Copy is tanned to covers and eps, two cnrs lightly crushed, name to ffep o/w very bright and crisp copy. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15343
USD 72.00 [Appr.: EURO 64.25 | £UK 58 | JP¥ 7753]

 
BROMILOW, WILLIAM E
Twenty Years Among the Primitive Papuans
London, The Epworth Press. 1929, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1891 the Methodist Church of Australia established a mission station in South Eastern British New Guinea on Dobu Island (between Ferguson and Normanby Islands) under the direction of William Bromilow. From there mission stations were established in strategic centres in the D'Entrecasteaux and Trobriand Islands and in Bwaidoga, Mud Bay, Goodenough Island. The Dobu mission was recruiting natives to work in gold mines and copra plantations. CONDITION Red bds with bright gilt title, 316 pages with 25 photo illus. Name inside front, very bright and crisp copy, one cr bumped and bds have stains. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15563
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 155.75 | £UK 140.75 | JP¥ 18844]

 
CARDINALL, A W
The Natives of the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast: their customs, religion and Folklore
London, George Routledge & Co. 1920, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Tan pebble cloth bds, map frontis, pp xvi 158 with 22 photo illus. Includes vocabulary of the Kassena or Awuna language. Has been in a damp place at some stage causing damage to rear bd, spotting to last few pages and damp absorbtion to margins of photo plates. Mostly bright and crisp copy. Good.
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Book number: 15562
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2692]

 
COWELL, ADRIAN
The Tribe That Hides From Man
London, United Kingdom, The Bodley Head. 1973, First Edition. (ISBN: 0370013794) Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The stone aged tribes of the Amazon are dying out, through European diseases and inter tribal warfare, the brazilian government has contacted most of the existing tribes to bring them into contact with the 20th century and set up a National Park to perserve their tradional ways of life. The one tribe who proved virtually implacable was the Kreen-Akore, who killed intruders on sight, this is the expedition who made contact with them. CONDITION pp 251 with many monochrome photo plates, tight and clean, name inked to ffep. Original wrapper not chipped or worn. Near Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 7050
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1723]
Keywords: Ethnology South America Indigenous Peoples Amazon River Valley Nature General Social Science 0370013794

 
CRAIK, GEORGE LILLIE
The New Zealanders : The Library of Entertaining Knowledge
London, Charles Knight. 1830, First Edition Thus. Half Leather, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Original quarto calf binding and cnrs has, gilt title with 5 banded tooled spine, with still bright marbled bds, mildly rubbed edges, tidy name to first blank, pp 424 with 46 nice engraved illus and 1 map, very tight and fresh with only light toning to map. Newspaper article on Rutherford tipped in at rear dated 1904. An exceptionally good copy. Near Fine.
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Book number: 15210
USD 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 244.75 | £UK 221.25 | JP¥ 29612]

 
DANSEY, HARRY
Maori Custom Today
New Zealand, New Zealand Newspapers. 1971, First Edition. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Author was a journalist, cartoonist, local-body politician, and race relations conciliator. CONDITION Stapled wraps, 80 pages with b/w photo’s and humorous wood block illus through out. Copy is bright and crisp as new with only slightest dust spotting to front ep. Near Fine.
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Book number: 15159
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 | £UK 9.75 | JP¥ 1292]

 
TE MANUWIRI PSUED (CAPT ALBERT E DAVIDSON)
Sketches of Early Colonisation in New Zealand, and its Phases of Contact with the Maori Race
New Zealand, Whitcombe & Tombes. 1907, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Semi fictionalized incidents of the authors experience in Auckland and farming in Northland, many of them humorous. Not Dated [1907 NZNB D125]. Ist ed is illustrated cloth as is should be, a 2nd release was in card covers. CONDITION Brown illustrated cloth (cloth worn along rear leading edge, damp stain to front) pp viii 194. Mostly bright and crisp internally though atmospheric stain to bottom edge of most pages, odd mark internally. Good/N/A.
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Book number: 15410
USD 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.5 | £UK 19.5 | JP¥ 2584]

 
DORNAN, S. S.
Pygmies and Bushmen of the Kalahari
Cape Town, South Africa, C. Struik. 1975, Re-Issue. (ISBN: 0869770551) Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Number 543/1000 Limited edition, originally published 1925. Subtitled "An Account of the Hunting Tribes Inhabiting the Great Arid Plateau of the Kalahari Desert, Their Precarious Manner of Living, Their Habits, Customs & Beliefs, with Some Reference to Bushman Art, Both Early & of Recent". Describes weapons and customs, also deals with the Hottentots, Herero and Tswana peoples. CONDITION Red faux Leather bds with blind embossed borders, bright Gilt title and decoration to front, pp 318 with 37 historic pho's and illus plus a fold out map to rear. Tight and clean, price stamp to ffep. Original DJ has mild rubbing and a tiny tear top front. Overweight. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 12059
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 107 | £UK 96.5 | JP¥ 12921]
Keywords: South Africa Prmitive People History Ethnology 0869770551

 
DURING, KURT
Pathways to the Tongan Present : Uuni Hala ki Tonga he Kuonga Ni
Tonga, Government Printer. 1990, First Edition. Soft Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Card wraps, signed by Author inside front, 204 pages with 4 maps, historic photos throughout collected from private sources, Royal Tongan Genealogy. Nice copy, covers a little handled. Very Good. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 15233
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3230]

 
ELKIN, A P (ED)
Oceania. Vol XXXVIII. Numbers 1 to 4 1967-1968 : A Journal Devoted to the Study of the Native Peoples of Australia, New Guinea and the Islands of the Pacific Ocean
Sydney, Australia, University of Sydney. 1968, First Edition. Buckram, Large 8vo. 4 Quarterly Magazines bound as one. Blue bds with Gilt title (fresh and unworn with sl faded spine) Includes articles on Hula in Port Moresby, Demographic pressure in the New Guinea Highlands, Ethnography in Northern Borneo, Languages of the Sepic Hill, Singing of the Dunas, Aboriginal Religion etc. 332 pages with illus. Tight and clean. #Australian Aboriginal#. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 9776
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 71.25 | £UK 64.5 | JP¥ 8614]
Keywords: Hula in Port Moresby, Demographic Pressure in the New Guinea Highlands, Ethnography in Northern Borneo, Languages of the Sepic Hill, Singing of the Dunas, Aboriginal Religion Australian Primitive Man Anthropology

 
HARRY EVISON
Ngai Tahu land rights and the Crown Pastoral Lease Lands in the South Island of New Zealand (Ka roimata whenua series)
New Zealand, Ngai Tahu Maori Trust Board. 1987, 3rd Edition. (ISBN: 0473004852) Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 3rd Revised and Enlarged 1987. CONDITION Stapled wraps, 72 pages with 4 maps. Only faults are a little fading to spine and writing inside front. Near Fine.
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Book number: 15595
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1723]
Keywords: 0473004852

 
FIRTH, RAYMOND
Totemism in Polynesia
Wellington, New Zealand, Government Printer. 1939, First Edition. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Originally printed in 2 articles in Oceania Nos 3 and 4 from research done on his 1928-29 expedition to Tikopia. Blue card wraps, pp 55. Age tonned edges, dust spotting to page edges and centre page. Copy is crisp with bright text block. Very Good/N/A.
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Book number: 12523
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 66.75 | £UK 60.5 | JP¥ 8076]
Keywords: Oceania New Guinea Melanesia

 
FISCHER, STEVEN ROGER
Island at the End of the World: The Turbulent History of Easter Island
U.S.A. Reaktion Books. 2005, First Edition. (ISBN: 1861892454) Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. On a long stretch of green coast in the South Pacific, hundreds of enormous, impassive stone heads stand guard against the ravages of time, war, and disease that have attempted over the centuries to conquer Easter Island. CONDITION Unread copy with publishers slip inside.304 pages with b/w illus and photos. As New/As New.
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Book number: 15242
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2692]
Keywords: 1861892454

 
DE GAYA, LOUIS
Matrimonial Ceremonies Displayed: Wherein are Exhibited the Various Customs, Odd Pranks, Whimsical Tricks and Surprising Practices of Near One Hundred Different Kingdoms and People in the World Now Used in the Celebration and Consummation of Matrimony...e
London, United Kingdom, Privately Printed for H. Serjeant & G. Woodfall. 1880, Edition Unstated. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Not Dated (1880 BL) White papered bds with Red titles and bevilled edge (moderately soiled with some edge wear bottom front and rear spine edge) pp iv 103 tight and very bright interior, eps browned, not inscribed. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 10287
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 32.25 | JP¥ 4307]

 
GRATTAN, F J H
An Introduction to Samoan Custom
Auckland, New Zealand, Southern Reprints. Re-Issue. (ISBN: 0908712135) Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Facsimile Reprint of the original 1948 edition. Illustrated hardcover, pp 189 with map to rear. Multiple copies available. New/Not Issued.
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Book number: 12671
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.25 | £UK 36.25 | JP¥ 4846]
Keywords: 0908712135

 
GRATTAN, F J H
An Introduction to Samoan Custom
Apia, Samoa, Samoa Printing & Publishing Co. 1948, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Illustrated cloth with publisher red stain to all edges, map liners, pp 189. Covers clean and unworn, faintest toning to eps, name to title page. Fine/N/A.
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Book number: 15633
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.25 | £UK 28.25 | JP¥ 3769]

 
GRAYDON, J C
Uenuku a God of Tainui
New Zealand, Te Awamutu Historical Society. 1980, 2nd Edition. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Originally Published as Te Awamutu Historical Society Bulletin 3, 1972. The discovery and verbal history of the early Maori carving, known as either Uenuku or Te Uenuku, which is of extreme significance both to the local Tainui Maori people and also for its archaeological value. The carving is unique in form, and bears a noted resemblance to Hawaiian carving styles. CONDITION Stapled card wraps, 17 pages with fold out map and illus of Uenuku, museum address crossed out to front before original sale, o/w nice clean copy with expected rust to staples. Very Good.
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Book number: 15124
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3230]
Keywords: Maori

 
GREY, GEORGE
Nga Mahi A Nga Tupuna
New Zealand, Thomas Avery. 1928, 3rd Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Sir George Grey, earned the friendship of the Arawa people at Rotorua and recorded their traditions. Extended with additional information added from the manuscript. CONDITION Brown cloth (faded to edges and spine with wear to spine ends) pp ix 211 has tidy pencil notations to most pages o/w nice copy. Original DJ is fragile and separated at spine. Good/Good.
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Book number: 15167
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 66.75 | £UK 60.5 | JP¥ 8076]

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