Berkeley: Robert H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology, 1985. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 95pp. Oblong quarto [21 cm x 29 cm] Gray cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title on the front cover. Map pastedowns. Very good. There is a barely perceptible moisture stain on the front cover. In a very good dust jacket, with rubbing and intermittent small closed and open tears in the edges. Item #42258
One of 2500 copies. Bronislaw Malinowski's description and functional analysis of the kula ceremony and trading complex, involving Trobriand Islanders and various people of New Guinea's Massim area, became one of the outstanding influences in forging modern social anthropology.