Title: Balinese Character -- A Photographic ...
Publisher: New York Academy of Sciences, New York, N.Y.
Publication Date: 1962
Illustrator: Photographer Gregory Bateson
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
*Second Printing* 1962. Special Publications of the New York Academy of Sciences; Volume II, Wilbur G. Valentine, Editor. Book is in Near Fine condition, clean, straight, square and only misses the fine rating because on ffep former owner's name has been crossed over in pen (see photo) and there are a few tiny stain lines on back lower corner board. Also a tiny imperfection (barely noticeable) in the top outside margin corner of page ( 36 + 44)) See photos. This is a collectible book and a fantastic recording of Bali in the years of 1936 to 1937 by Gregory Bateson, the husband of Margaret Mead. Her text is thoroughly enjoyable and informative and historic. The quality of the paper (No. 371 Vellum light natural wove) gives the entire book a look of a classic art edition. Of this book 2,000 copies have been printed by E. L. Hildreth & Company, Batlleboro, Vermont. There is a tiny ( half inch by one inch stick-on label of the Museum Shop, The Amer. Museum of Natural History, N Y) on the last fep lower bottom corner. Large format ( 9 & 1/4" x 12 & 1/4") The photographs are exquisite and beautifully organized. Bookseller Inventory # 000687
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