Under the Mountain Wall : a Chronicle of Two Seasons in the Ice Age

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $136.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


xvi, 256 pp, xxxii, black cloth covered boards w/blind stamped front board w/gilt-green lettering on the spine, dj black w/light brown-orange lettering w/pictorial front, green-wht-grey illustrated map front endpapers & illustrated rear endpapers of mountain wall. The photos are located in correct order after page 160 & the rear endpapers are correct. States book club edition at bottom of the tipped in table of contents. volume has price printed on the upper corner of the front flap. Contains 85 plates. This volume is an account of people that were untouched by civilization in Baliem Valley, New Guinea, the Kurelus. They were studied by the Harvard-Peabody Expedition for two seasons of 1961. It follows them at work, play & war, gardening, wood-gathering, feasts & funerals, pig-stealing and ambush. It shows their stone & wood implements being made & used. prev owner's embossing stamp on half title page, small chips on dj corners, bump center top edge of front board.

Title: Under the Mountain Wall : a Chronicle of Two Seasons in the Ice Age

Author Name: Matthiessen, Peter

Illustrator: Photos

Categories: Archaeology and Anthropology, History, Non-Fiction,

Edition: First Edition, 2nd State

Publisher: New York, NY, The Viking Press: 1962

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good+

Type: Book

Size: Sm4to from 9" to 11"

Seller ID: 028171

Keywords: NEW GUINEA HARVARD-PEABODY EXPEDITION WEAKLEKEK KURELU BALIEM VALLEY NONFICTION PHOTOS NON-FICTION FOREIGN COUNTRIES HISTORY NATURAL ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY