# 34018

MALINOWSKI, Bronislaw (1884-1942)

The sexual life of savages in north-western Melanesia : an ethnographic account of courtship, marriage and family life among the natives of the Trobriand Islands, British New Guinea.

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With a Preface by Havelock Ellis. New York : Horace Liveright, 1929. First US edition. Two volumes. octavo (220 x 150 mm), uniform black cloth over boards with beveled edges (rubbed and lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt (faded); top edges gilt, fore-edges uncut; xviii, map plate, 279; viii, 281-603 pp; photographic plates throughout; bindings firm, contents fresh and bright, an exceptionally clean set; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher, his bookplates to the front free-endpapers.

The second of Malinowski’s three classic anthropological studies of the Trobriand Islands.