Home » Browse » Asia » LEENHARDT, Maurice. - Notes d’Ethnologie Néo-Calédonienne.
return to previous page


Notes d’Ethnologie Néo-Calédonienne.

Published: Paris: Institut d'Ethnologie, 1930

Stock code: 67564

Price: £185

Free shipping for UK customers.

This item is on show at 100 Fulham Road (map)

First edition. A Protestant pastor to the Kanak people of New Caledonia, Leenhardt became fascinated with their way of life and dedicated more than 30 years of his life to the study of their culture. The founder of oceanic ethnology, he established the Société des Oceanistes in 1927, and was closely involved with the Musée de l’Homme. Ownership inscription of the ethnographer William S. Evans Jnr. to the front free endpaper.

Tall octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to spine, blind rules to the boards, pale grey endpapers. 36 collotype plates, 4 of them coloured and 2 folding coloured maps. Marginal browning, else a very good copy.

Don't understand our descriptions? Try reading our Glossary