New York: William Morrow and Company, 1956. First Edition.
Seller ID: 3190qsl
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), xxi + 548 pp. Good+, with chips to head of spine, light foxing to endpapers; in a Good, mylar protected dust jacket with foxing and light edgewear. From dust jacket: The dramatic construction of a whole new world in twenty-five years -- that is the theme of this vigorous, optimistic, detailed report on the Manus of New Guinea. Margaret Mead first studied the Manus Islanders of the South Pacific in 1928. Then they were a people living, quite literally, in the Stone Age. Their civilization was an economic treadmill in which the adults lived angrily within a... View More...