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Title: The last Paradise. [Bali]. [First edition].
Description: New York, Jonathan Cape & Harrisson Smith, 1930. Original clothbacked coloured and illustrated boards, designed by Alexander King. Hftitle(verso with publ. imprint). (xix), 292pp., frontispiece, 16 black/white plates after original photographs by André Roosevelt at very end, numerous other black/white plates after drawings by Alexander King, decorative head- and tail-pieces in Balinese Art-style, sketch-maps after drawings on endpapers, table of contents. Keen observations on Bali by author, who stayed on Bali for a five-year period. With excellent eye-witness observations of daily life on Bali, ceremonies and dances, religious performances, theatre, traditional customs and religion (Hinduism), child-raising, sports and games, birth and death rituals. with excellent field-photos by André Roosevelt. Good, untrimmed copy. (some light wear to corners of binding).

Keywords: bali history culture heritage tradition dance religion hinduism ceremony dance performance life birth death marriage colonialism indonesia southeast asia

Price: EUR 75.00 = appr. US$ 81.51 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 48064