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Essays in Polynesian ethnology by  Ralph (ed)  Robert W.; Piddington - First Edition - 1939 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: Biblio531)

Essays in Polynesian ethnology

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Essays in Polynesian ethnology: With an analysis of recent studies in Polynesian history by the editor

by Williamson, Robert W.; Piddington, Ralph (ed)

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First edition. University Press, Cambridge. 1939. xlii, 373pp. 10 plates, folding map, text map, 7 tables. Original green cloth, gilt to spine. Edges untrimmed. Corners lightly rubbed. Map misfolded, with minor chipping to edge. Bookplate to fep of Lancashire Education Committee. Date due label removed from ffep. Brown pocket with card and original catalogue card to rep. Faint mark to top of upper board.

This volume, published under the Polynesian Bequest embodies Williamson's manuscripts both published and unpublished. It covers Warfare in Central Polynesia, Kava in Samoa and Tonga, Kava in other Polynesian Islands, The Arioi, and Sex, Courtship and Infanticide. It includes a 14 page bibliography.


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Essays in Polynesian ethnology
Williamson, Robert W.; Piddington, Ralph (ed)
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Polynesia, Kava, Samoa, Tonga, Arioi, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Paumoto, Society Islands,
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Travel and Exploration; History; Military History; The Middle East, India and Asia; Australasia;

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