Notes d’Ethnologie Néo-Calédonienne.
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.
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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.