INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR

The Tupí-Cawahíb.

Washington, United States Government Printing Office, 1948.

[with:]

—. The Tribes of the Upper Xingú River. Washington, United States Government Printing Office, 1948. [and:]

—. The Nambicuara. Washington, United States Government Printing Office, 1948. [and:]

—. Tribes of the Right Bank of the Guaporé River. Washington, United States Government Printing Office, 1948.

4 works, 8vo, pp. 1: [2], 299-305, [1 (blank)], pll. 24-26, 2: [2], 321-348, pll. 27-34, 3:[2], 361-369, [1 (blank)], pll. 36-37, 4: [2], 371-379, [1 (blank)], pl. 38; woodcut device to each title, plates comprising 36 half-tone photographic illustrations and woodcut illustrations printed in text; a small loss to upper corner of pl. 38, otherwise a fine set; stapled in printed paper wrappers as issued, each work numbered in ink on upper wrapper; upper wrapper of Tribes of the Upper Xingú River inscribed in ink ‘hommage de l’auteur // Claude Levi Strauss'.

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A set of offprints of four articles by Lévi-Strauss from the Smithsonian’s Handbook of South American Indians, inscribed by the author. In each article Claude Lévy-Strauss (1908–2009) provides an illustrated introduction to an Amazonian group, recording their history, social and political customs, religion, dress, food, and manufacture, as well as critically discussing earlier anthropological accounts. In exploring familial and marital structures, the articles are important texts in the development of Lévy-Strauss’s structural anthropology.

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