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Oceanic Art
Ambesi, Alberto Cesare,
ISBN: 0600367029
The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, London, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. introduction by author, list of illustrations. The text is illustrated with 71 coloured photographs and a regional map. Light blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the spine. Photographic dust wrapper, showing 2 forms of Pacific region Art, against an orange coloured background with blue and white coloured titles to the front panel and the spine. The small book was first published in Italy in 1966 and has been translated by Rachel Montgomery from the Italian original. The book covers -- Art forms in Melanesia and New Guinea -- The Polynesian scene: from Micronesia to Maori art and Aspects of Australian art. Minor rubbing to the head and to the heel of the spine and shelfwear to the lower book edges along with some discolouration. Some foxing to the top paper edge. Some handling marks to the endpapers. Rubbing to the dust wrapper corners and to the top spine edge. A hint of fading to the top edge of the front dust wrapper panel. First English Translation. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 160 pages, last blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Local History -- Pacific ; Art -- Primitive ; Australia; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 0600367029. ISBN/EAN: 9780600367024. Inventory No: 0104489. Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0104489  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Forgotten People of the Pacific
Diole, Philippe,
ISBN: 0304298999
Cassell, London, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 1.0 kg; 304 pages, includes appendices, glossary, maps, reproductions in black-and-white of artworks, and 125 colour photographs. An anthropological study of the area stretching from the Malaysia archipelago to the New Hebrides, from New Guinea to Melanesia, Fiji and Tonga . The only damage to the book is a 0.5 inch tear at the top right of the rear panel and a 0.25 inch tear at the bottom left of the front panel of the dust jacket, with the bottom tear having a little bit of sticky tape stain. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Anthropology; Papua and New Guinea; Exploration; Local History -- Pacific; ISBN: 0304298999. ISBN/EAN: 9780304298990. Inventory No: 0226831. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0226831  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Wrecks and Reefs ; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Whiting, Neil,
ISBN: 1862730849
Robert Brown & Associates, Coorparoo DC, QLD, Australia, 1994. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Signed by Author. 1.4 kg.; 764 pages, includes bibliography, and illustrated with coloured maps, colour photographs, line drawings, black-and-white photographs etc etc there is a gift inscription on the verso of the front free end page, signed with best wishes by the author. This book documents for the 1st time, the history of early shipwrecks and World War II wrecks that line the waters around Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. This book, primarily a guide for scuba divers, includes intriguing tales of bloodthirsty cannibals, retribution for a ruthless Japanese submarine that took the lives of innocent citizens and the mystery of a lost airliner had disappeared along with 13 unfortunate souls. -- For the scuba enthusiast, Wrecks and Reefs includes information on the history of diving in the area from the days of the early heart-Helmut pearl divers to the events of modern self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. Apart from the author's inscription on the book shows no damage. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Maritime; Sailing; Local History -- Pacific; Papua New Guinea; history. Signed by Author. ISBN: 1862730849. ISBN/EAN: 9781862730847. Inventory No: 0231865. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $200.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0231865  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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