New Guinea

  • # 31005

    THOMSON, J. P. (James Park) (1854-1941)

    A survey of recent exploration in British New Guinea. (Inscribed by the author)

    / By J. P. Thomson, F.R.S.G.S., etc. … (Read at the meeting of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Brisbane, Monday, 20th August, 1894.). [Brisbane : s.n., 1894]. “Reprinted from the Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Brisbane, Vol. X.” Octavo, disbound, printed grey wrappers with the original owner’s name ‘Roland L. …

  • # 31437

    Photographer unknown.

    [TORRES STRAIT; QUEENSLAND] Native dancer and musician, Murray Island.

    Circa 1910. Photomechanical process postcard, 90 x 140 mm, recto with printed caption in lower margin ‘Native dancer and musician, Murray Island’; postally unused, verso imprinted ‘Post Card’ with no publisher indicated. In very good condition. A rare photographic image of a masked dancer and musician playing a shark-mouthed drum, taken on Murray Island (Mer) in the Torres …

  • # 31011

    PAGE, Jesse

    Bishop Patteson the Martyr of Melanesia

    London : S.W. Partridge & Co., Ltd, [circa 1890]. First edition, “twenty-eighth thousand”. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked grey-green cloth over boards with pictorial device to front, spine with black lettering and device, early gift inscription and ownership signature in pencil to pastedown and front free-endpaper, 160 pp, with numerous wood-engraved illustrations and figures, many full-page; …

  • # 31187

    FRIES, Lorenz

    India Orientalis

    Lyon : M. Servetus, 1535. Woodcut map, 315 x 430 mm, central crease as issued, a fine copy. The woodcut vignette lower right shows cannibals beheading a human on the island of Angama. With old backing card to which is pasted original sales invoice from Maggs Bros, London, dated 1952. “This is the first printed …

  • # 30773

    LAWES, W. G. (William George), 1839-1907 (translator)

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Taravatu matamata Iesu Keriso ena, ita eda lohiabada bunai ita ihamaurida : Motu gadodia e hahegeregerea.

    [New Testament in the Motu language]. London : British and Foreign Bible Society, 1901. Second edition. Small octavo (180 x 110 mm), original full blind stamped and gilt-lettered calf (spine heavily worn), pp 580; endpapers and title page with foxing, otherwise internally very clean, binding firm; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his …

  • # 30713

    WILLIAMSON, Robert W. (Wood)

    The Mafulu mountain people of British New Guinea.

    … with an introduction by Alfred C. Haddon … London : Macmillan and Co., 1912. First edition. Octavo (225 mm), publisher’s maroon cloth over boards (rubbed), spine lettered in gilt (sunned), top-edge gilt, pp xxiii, 364, folding colour map at rear (lightly foxed, short tear at edge of one fold), with 91 glossy photographic plates …

  • # 30712

    YOUNG, Michael W.

    [NEW GUINEA] Malinowski’s Kiriwina : fieldwork photography 1915-1918.

    Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998. First edition. Small square quarto (248 x 220 mm), publisher’s black cloth over boards with gilt lettering to spine, in the pictorial dust jacket, pp x, 306; profusely illustrated with b/w plates reproducing Malinowski’s important ethnographic photographs; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), …

  • # 30756

    GILMOUR, J. S. L. (John Scott Lennox) (1906-1986)

    The species of tobacco grown in New Guinea

    / by J. S. L. Gilmour, with preface by Dr. A. C. Haddon. At head of title: Territory of Papua. Port Moresby : Edward George Baker, Government Printer, 1931. Series: Anthropology Report, no. 11. Octavo (230 mm), original printed blue wrappers (lightly marked, and with the author’s name ‘Gilmour’ in later pen to upper wrapper), pp …

  • # 30717

    KAHN, Miriam

    [NEW GUINEA] Always hungry, never greedy : food and the expression of gender in a Melanesian society

    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1986. First edition. Octavo (230 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering to spine, in pictorial dust jacket, pp xx, 187, with photographic illustrations and line-drawn text figures, maps; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. Anthropological study …

  • # 30789

    WILLIAMS, F.E. (Francis Edgar) (1893-1943)

    [NEW GUINEA] Sentiments and leading ideas in native society

    / by F. E. Williams, Government Anthropologist, with introduction by Sir Hubert Murray, Lieutenant-Governor of Papua. At head of title: Territory of Papua. Port Moresby : Edward George Baker, Government Printer, 1932. First edition. Series: Anthropology Report, no. 12. Octavo (230 mm), original printed blue wrappers (lightly marked), pp [6], 16; last few leaves with nicks …

  • # 30703

    WEINER, James F.

    [NEW GUINEA] The heart of the pearl shell : the mythological dimension of Foi sociality.

    Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 1988. First edition. Octavo (235 mm), publisher’s cloth covered boards with gilt lettered spine (fine) in illustrated dust jacket (sunned along spine), pp xviii, 322, with b/w photographic plates, text figures; a very good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front …

  • # 30716

    WILLIAMS, F. E. (Francis Edgar) (1893-1943)

    [NEW GUINEA] Drama of Orokolo : the social and ceremonial life of the Elema

    Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1940. First edition. Octavo (225 mm), publisher’s green cloth over boards with spine lettered in gilt (superb), in the scarce dust jacket (spine sunned, otherwise perfect), pp. xxvi, 464; with 2 full-page maps, 63 plates (3 col.), 21 text figures, appendix, 1 folding & 2 full-page relationship tables, 4 appendices, glossary, index; …

  • # 30702

    LANDTMAN, Gunnar

    The Kiwai Papuans of British New Guinea : a nature-born instance of Rousseau’s ideal community.

    … with an introduction by Alfred C. Haddon … London : Macmillan and Co., 1927. First edition. Octavo (230 mm), publisher’s maroon cloth over boards with gilt pictorial device to upper board (boards rubbed, lower board lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt (softened at head and tail), top-edge gilt, pp xxxix, 485, [3], frontispiece map …

  • # 30777

    WILLIAMS, F.E. (Francis Edgar) (1893-1943)

    [NEW GUINEA] Bull-roarers of the Papuan Gulf. (Fay-Cooper Cole’s copy)

    / by F. E. Williams, Government Anthropologist. At head of title: Territory of Papua. Port Moresby : Walter Alfred Bock, Government Printer, 1936. First edition. Series: Anthropology Report, no. 17. Octavo (230 mm), original printed blue wrappers (old private library markings, staining, upper wrapper nicked at fore-edge), title page with inscription of the original owner, …

  • # 30791

    CLARK, Jeffrey

    Steel to stone: a chronicle of colonialism in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea

    / Jeffrey Clark. Edited by Chris Ballard and Michael Nihill. Oxford : OUP, 2001. First edition. Series: Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Octavo (240 mm), publisher’s navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine, in the pictorial dust jacket, pp xxx, 187, with several b/w plates; a fine copy; from The …

  • # 30787

    WILLIAMS, F.E. (Francis Edgar) (1893-1943)

    [NEW GUINEA] The Vailala madness and the destruction of native ceremonies in the Gulf Division

    / by F. E. Williams, Assistant Government Anthropologist, with an introduction by W. M. Strong, and a memorandum by J. H. P. Murray. At head of title: Territory of Papua. Port Moresby : Edward George Baker, Government Printer, 1923. First edition. Series: Anthropology Report, no. 4. Octavo (230 mm), original printed blue wrappers, pp xiii, [1 …