Title: Ethnographical Album of the Pacific Islands
Publisher: SDI Publications, Bangkok, Thailand
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Quarter Bound
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Second Edition
866 pp. Profusely illustrated throughout with line drawings. Second edition with maps and portraits of Pacific island natives added by editor Bruce L. Miller. Reprint of a three volume privately printed set originally entitled 'An Album of Weapons, Tools, Ornaments, Articles of Dress of Natives of the Pacific Islands' published in England between 1890-1898. This edition limited to 999 unnumbered copies. Internally clean and sound with reproductions of period maps printed on the end papers. Monochrome illustrated white paper covered boards with maroon cloth covered backstrip with stamped gilt titles. Boards in fine condition protected by publishers printed cardboard slipcase. Sl. shelf wear to slip case with small rectangular glue stain from removed price sticker. Due to size and weight extra shipping charges will apply (6.1 kg + packaging). Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004412
Synopsis: Originally published and privately issued as Album of the weapons, tools, ornaments, articles of dress of natives of the Pacific islands in 3 albums entitled "series" during 1890-1898, this limited-edition reprinted version is considered one-of-a-kind reference for collectors of ethnographical specimens and those who are interested in the subject. This exceptional volume presents drawings of numerous artifacts, as well as information relevant to each individual object, from the peoples of the Pacific Islands, mainly from those of the British colonies such as Australia, Fiji Islands, Cook Islands, and Tahiti. Also included are detailed maps of the Islands, and appendices of related information and bibliography.
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