Good with no dust jacket. Ex-library copy. Hardcovers bumped and rubbed at spine ends and corners, spine label. Usual library marks to endpapers, etc., else interior good. A nice reading copy. Ex-Library. 8vo Professional bookseller for twenty years. Orders shipped daily in cardboard bookfolds.
As New. No Dust Jacket. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 373 Pages Indexed. Originally published in 1939 by University Press Cambridge England. this release is updated by Ralph Piddington with recent studies. Orange cloth boards with gold spine lettering and decorations. No defects noted and interior text pages are flawless. Contents in Nine Chapters: Warfare in Central Polynesia, Kava in Samoa and Tonga, Kava in other Polynesian Islands, The Arioi, Sex Courtship and Infanticide, Stability and Change in Polynesian Culture, The Origins of Polynesian Culture, Polynesia and Melanesia, and Past and Present in Polynesia. Plus Appendix Assam Parallels. There are 16 pages of Bibliographhy and Abbreviations. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs, maps and tables.
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