New York: Columbia University Press, 1933. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. Vol I: 172 pp; illustrations; figures; large fold-out map & errata sheet at rear. Vol II: 14 pp text; 151 plates. Bibliography; Index. Black cloth with white design to front covers & white lettering to spines. Housed in uncommon publishers cardboard cases (light markings to outside; one side pulled from staples). Books are in fine condition. Item #18153
A beautifully illustrated and extensive study on the wood and tortoiseshell carving of Melanesia, including carved wooden bowls from the Admiralty Islands and Tami, tortoiseshell ornaments (kapkaps, rings, ear, hairpins & engravings); from various islands of Melanesia; and general principles of Melanesian art. Accompanied by striking & detailed plates showing the various art works.