Gardens of War. Life and Death in the New Guinea Stone Age. Introduction by Margaret Mead.
New York. Random House. 1968. 4to. 28cm, 184p., with 337 plates and illustrations, some colour, index, bound in full linen, titles and illustrations stamped in green, former owners name on the bottom edge otherwise a fine copy (S3.4) Ritual warfare of the neolithic warrior farmers of New Guinea. The Dugum Dani, on whose culture this extraordinary book is the first full photographic record, are a Stone Age tribe of neolithic warrior farmers who live in the Grand Valley of Baliem in the Central Highlands of western New Guinea. At the time these photographs were taken, the Dugum Dani were almost unique, for they still not only practised ritual warfare but were virtually untouched by any forms of modern civilization. Item #2757