Minor bumps to cover, o/w very good.Unattributed, undated facsimile reprint of the 1925-28 Berlin ed. Vols. 1 and 2 in 4to boards, Vol. 3 in oblong folio boards. All three have facsimile of original covers as paste-downs to the front boards. "The Marquesans and Their Art: Studies of primitive south seas ornamentation from the author's travels and museum collections." 191pp.+ 292pp.+[86pp.] Profusely illus. Bibliography. Text in German language. The volumes are subtitled I. Tatauierung (tattoos), II. Die Plastik (carving and sculpture), and III. Die Sammlungen (from a museum collection). An extremely important work, now out- of-print. > Language: English | > Size: Folio | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBP-14887
Title: Die Marquesaner und ihre Kunst. [3 vols].
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Dietrich Reimer / Hacker Art Books, Berlin / New York, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: g. First edition / Reprint. Vol. I: Folio, 199pp. Vol. II: Folio. v, 292pp. Vol. III: Folio Oblong. Unpaginated, 823 photographs and drawings on 84 plates. Vol. I original illustrated beige cloth with black and red lettering on cover. Vols. II + III brown cloth with gold lettering on spine. Decorative endpapers Vol. I. Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs, drawings and reproductions of artwork. Study of the development of primitive ornamentation in the South Pacific based on his personal experience and material from museums. Unique, exhaustive documentation of ornamentation, sculpture, weaponry, tattoos on the Marquesas Islands. Text in German. Binding vol. I bumped with small chips and tears at spine and right front corner. Soiled in front and back. Front endpapers lightly soiled. Blind stamp and ink stamp of previous owners on title page. Water damage in upper right corner throughout with resulting abrasions from glued pages separated, Some mall tears and 2" tears in middle right edge pages 165-178. Vol. II lightly bumped with small stain on back cover. Vol. III lightly bumped with remnants of Ex Libris on inside front cover. Seller Inventory # 34632