Oceanische Rindenstoffe. TAPA, Paul HAMBRUCH.
Oceanische Rindenstoffe.
Oceanische Rindenstoffe.
Oceanische Rindenstoffe.

Oceanische Rindenstoffe.

Oldenburg: Gerhard Stalling Verlag, 1926.

Quarto, five coloured plates (including frontispiece), 29 black & white photographic plates, illustrated; in the original brown publisher's cloth, gilt, printed green dustwrapper.

Tapa cloth

First edition: a very scarce and important monograph on tapa and kapa cloth, richly illustrated. Hambruch's work is the second modern monograph on the subject of tapa cloth and its production, preceded only by Brigham's Ka hana kapa (Honolulu, 1911). The plates include two colour images based on samples in Alexander Shaw's famous 1787 work, A Catalogue of the Different Specimens of Cloth collected in the three voyages of Captain Cook, here referred to as the "Engl. Musterprobenbuch" (or English book of samples). Hambruch's study is, in this sense, an important companion volume to Shaw's famously rare work.

First edition: a very scarce and important monograph on tapa and kapa cloth, richly illustrated. Hambruch's work is the second modern monograph on the subject of tapa cloth and its production, preceded only by Brigham's Ka hana kapa (Honolulu, 1911). The plates include two colour images based on samples in Alexander Shaw's famous 1787 work, A Catalogue of the Different Specimens of Cloth collected in the three voyages of Captain Cook, here referred to as the "Engl. Musterprobenbuch" (or English book of samples). Hambruch's study is, in this sense, an important companion volume to Shaw's famously rare work.

Paul Hambruch (1882-1933), had studied anthropology, ethnology and geography in Berlin, and was soon appointed as a member of the Hamburg Ethnographic Museum's South Seas Expedition of 1908-1910, which had been organised by Georg Thilenius, then director of the Museum. Hambruch went on to write many important monographs on Australia and the Pacific, of which this work on tapa is the rarest and most significant. Indeed, this is a notably scarce title, particularly in such good condition and with the dustwrapper present. Copies are recorded in the National Library of Australia and the State Library of Queensland.

Condition Report: Dustwrapper rubbed and showing some wear, sunned at spine. A fine copy.

Price (AUD): $1,250.00

US$963.70   Other currencies

Ref: #3810915

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