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Author: Brian Moser, Geologist and Donald Taylor, Anthropologist - an 8,000 mile journey through the lands of the native peoples of Colombia
Publisher: Longmans, London, 1965, First Edition, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 204pp., COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS, 4 Parts, Epilogue, Select Bibliography, INDEX.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs & to outside page edges, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with foxing to inside & edgewear.
Description: This is the record of the travels of two young Englishmen, still in their twenties, among the South American Indians of Colombia in all their diversity, from the Noanama of Rio San Juan, to the remote Amazonian Tukano cultivating the narcotic coca.
Author: RENE MAHEU - with the collaboration of Jean Boissel - Photographs by Bruno Barbey
Publisher: Editions J.A., Paris, 1976 copyright, large 4to h/c with dj, 291pp., COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS throughout plus Map, 4 Parts.
Condition:Crisp Blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright silver title to spine & Arabic to frcvr, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, blue eprs, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside & slight edgewear
Description: Land, water, agriculture - Fire, energy, industry - Men and empire - Religion, culture, education
This is not only a book on the cultural heritage of the Persian Empire ; it is a reference work and a book of topical interest as well.
Author: BARRY DAWSON FRGS, & JOHN GILLOW, specialist in Indonesian textiles.
Publisher: pub. Thames and Hudson, London, 1994, hardcover small quarto with dj, 192pp., COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & B/W Line Drawings by Bryan Sentance, pale blue eprs, 5 Chapt
Condition:Dk Blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright silver title to spine & T&H logo to frcvr, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, small stamp to inside rear paste-down, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET, rubbed
Description: The author's first-hand research has provided the basis for this detailed examination of the history, traditions, materials & techniques of Indonesian vernacular building, which analyses the pre-dominant types of each island, and how they face the future
Author: by Lim Jee Yuan : Rediscovering Malaysia's Indigenous Shelter System
Publisher: pub. Institut Masyarakat, Malaysia, 1997, Third Printing, softcover quarto, 152pp., COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS & B/W ILLUSTRATIONS & three-dimensional drawings throughout
Condition:Large colour illustrated Softcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION,
Description: This book documents the architecture of the traditional Malay house, giving details of the various house types, the construction system, the climatic design, and the adaptions to the social and cultural needs of the Malays.
A good copy of a rare title.
Author: Cecil D. Pearse HOVERCRAFT MEDICAL SERVICES to remote FLY RIVER New Guinea communities with a Foreword by Sir Edward Heath, KG, PC, MBE, MP
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney, 1993, First Edition, softcover 8vo, 250pp., COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS & a Map, 12 Chapters, Epilogue & Appendices A-D.
Condition:Illustrated softcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: The remarkable and inspiring story of a group of people from diverse backgrounds who join together to bring Hovercraft medical services to the remote jungle communities.
This is the fourth international Hoverdoctor expedition.
Author: by Margaret Spencer with Black & White photo plates and a map.
Publisher: Robert Hale, London, May 1964, first reprint, 1st pub. March 1964, hardcover 8vo with dj, 176pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & a Map, 23 Chapters.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing and edgewear, now with a plastic cover.
Description: North-east of Papua lies Fergusson Island, one of the D'Entrecasteaux group, which was administered by Australia, and it was to this isolated island and to the medical station at Mapamoiwa that Margaret Spencer and her doctor husband came.
Author: by Missionary ANDRE DUPEYRAT With a Preface by Paul Claudel - Translated from the French by Erik and Denyse de Mauny 1930s
Publisher: Staples Press, London, 1954, First UK Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 256pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 3 Parts, 36 Chapters & Postscript, Map to eprs.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine & gilt publishers stamp to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners,, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, slight foxing to eprs and to some page edges and outside page edges
Description: In the Fuyughe mountains of Papua a young Father Dupeyrat arrived in 1930 as a young missionary, and stayed 21 years. NEW GUINEA HISTORY PAPUA MAPS early history ANTHROPOLOGY MISSIONARIES 1930s
Author: by KENNETH E. READ - travels and history in the New Guinea Highlands in the early 1960s.
Publisher: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1966, First UK Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 266pp., plus 3 pages adv., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & 2 Maps, 6 Chapters, Conclusion, Glossary
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, green to top of outside page edges, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside
Description: 'This is a personal record of almost two years of field work among the Gahuku tribes of the Australian trust Territory of New Guinea. I went to the Gahuku as a social anthropologist.' PACIFIC TRAVEL & HISTORY