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Red cloth, gilt titles. 432 pages. B/w illustrations. Edited by Schwimmer. Anthropological studies in Papua New Guinea. ISBN: 090398346X. Book: Ex-lib, stamps to prelims, else contents very good. Spine split.
THE BIRDS OF PARADISE AND BOWER BIRDS
Written by William T. Cooper; Joseph M. Forshaw. Illustrated by William T. Cooper.
Stock no. 1818360
Published by Collins. 1st 1977. Slightly better than very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Very large format. Gorgeous full-page colour illustrations. Orange cloth spine, beige cloth sides. A feast for the lover of beautiful bird paintings and an essential work of reference for the ornithologist. ISBN: 00021144710. Top & tail of spine and corners lightly bumped. Bump to top corner has carried on through to contents meaning that the corner tip of each page is creased (only affecting margin). Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased at corners else nice and bright. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly scuffed and bumped, small split to lower rear edge.
GUIDE TO MT KAINDI: BACKGROUND TO MONTANE NEW GUINEA ECOLOGY
Written by J.L. Gressitt; Nalini Nadkarni. Illustrated by Margaret K. Gressitt.
Stock no. 2127988
Published by Wau Ecology Institute. 1978. Very good condition.
Card wraps. Handbook No. 5. B/w illustrations and photos. Foxing to covers and some internal pages. Bookplate to inside front cover. From the personal library of Bryan L. Sage, distinguished naturalist and author.
Legends and Traditions of Papua New Guinea, collected by Kohnke and illustrated by her own paintings, drawings and sculptures. Large format. Orange boards, black title to spine. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. 110 pages. ISBN: 0701606886. Spine bumped and rubbed at top and tail, corners rubbed. Wrapper worn at edges with slight loss at corners.
A record of the author's personal feelings about the strange and complex country of New Guinea. A double charge: to document the life and customs of stone age peoples, and to use the medium of film for a crash programme of instruction in the arts, crafts, and usanaces of civilization. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Map to endpapers. B/w plates. Text block grubby. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is grubby and edge-rubbed.
BIRDS OF NEW GUINEA
Written by Bruce M. Beehler; Thane K. Pratt; Dale A. Zimmerman. Illustrated by Dale A. Zimmerman; James Coe.
Stock no. 1805130
Published by Princeton University Press. 1st 1986. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Handbook No. 9 of the WAU Ecology Institute. Dark grey cloth boards, white title to spine. Map of New Guinea to endpapers. B/w illustrations and colour plates. ISBN: 0691083851. Contents are fine. White pictorial wrapper is lightly edge-browned.
BIRDS OF MY KALAM COUNTRY
Written by Ian Saem Majnep; Ralph Bulmer. Illustrated by Christopher Healey.
Stock no. 1205051
Published by Auckland University Press; Oxford University Press. 1st 1977. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The author Majnep is a Kalam from Papua New Guinea. He describes the appearance and habits of the birds and also relates bird lore to many aspects of the life and thought of his people, to hunting, gardening, ceremonials, mythology and magic. Large format. B/w illustrations. B/w photos. Contents near fine but foredge of textblock has many brown spots (not affecting contents). Wrapper spine browned.
Dark red cloth, gilt title to spine. The Huli people of the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. ISBN: 0521325242. Book: Ex-lib, stamps to prelims, else contents very good.
The Trobrianders are a small Melanesian community living off the east end of New Guinea. This volume presents the linguistic material concerning Trobriand agriculture. Second edition. Pages: xliv, 349. Original green cloth binding, gilt lettering on spine. Book: Ex-lib. Minimal stamps. Corners worn. Library number to spine.