Art and Life in Polynesia [INSCRIBED AND SIGNED]
signed first edition Hardcover
1973 · Rutland; Tokyo
by Barrow, T.
Rutland; Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1973. First Tuttle edition. Hardcover. g. Large quarto. 191, pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over brown cloth with blue lettering on spine. Decorative endpapers. Half-title inscribed and signed by the author to Norman Hurst. Color frontispiece. In 323 fascinating illustrations, including 43 in full-color, this work depicts the romantic races and places of Polynesia. Polynesian art expresses the racial-religious character of these oceanic peoples - men who courageously sailed unknown seas with their families, plants, animals, and tools to find and settle new and enchanting islands. Some age-wear on dust-jacket with sunning, rubbing and sporadic creasing along edges. DJ in overall fair, binding and interior in good+ to very good condition. (Inventory #: 35000)