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Overall jacket condition is Near Fine. Overall book condition is Near Fine. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.75 x 8.75 inches (14.5 x 22 cm). N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Yanoama. The Story of a Woman Abducted by ...
Editorial: George Allen and Unwin
Año de publicación: 1969
Encuadernación: Hardback. Printed pages: 333
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Edición: 1st Edition.
Descripción Allen & Unwin, GB, 1969. Paperback. Condición: VG-. 1st Edition. Blue printed wrappers. Printed on poor quality paper. Proof Copy. Nº de ref. del artículo: at036.440
Descripción George Allen and Unwin Ltd, London, 1969. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. First UK Edition. Hardback, with dust jacket. Original red boards. Top edge red. First UK edition. The book itself is in very good clean condition. The dust jacket has been covered in a matte-finish clear plastic film. This is NON-REMOVABLE and has yellowed slightly. pp. 333. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Nº de ref. del artículo: 307400
Descripción George Allen & Unwin, London, 1969. First Edition. Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in black. In a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. A clean copy without ownership inscription or foxing. 333 pages. 31 illustrations. The story of the 22 years spent by a Brazilian peasant girl with the Yanoama Indians. Described as "quite unique: a record from within of a warrior society into which no man or woman has ever before been able to penetrate.". Nº de ref. del artículo: 21905
Descripción Allen & Unwin, 1969. Hardcover. Condición: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 333 pp. First U.K. edition. Armchair adventure travel in the Amazon, Brazil, with black and white photographs throughout by the missionary Luigi Cocco and the author. Translated from Italian by Dennis Rhodes. Binding tight; boards clean; dust jacket price-clipped otherwise a fine copy. Oversize and heavy book may require a small additional shipping charge. From the author's preface: The biography of Helena Valero--a woman of Spanish blood abducted by the Yanoáma Indians, who lived for many years with them in the unexplored forest between Brazil and Venezuela?has been a great help to the recent scientific expedition which I directed in the tropical forest of America. The following pages represent a broad cross-section of the story. . . the opportunity of studying an unknown and wild group of Indians through the testimony of a woman prisoner. . . is a fortunate and exceptional event. . . no parallel in the history of American ethnology. I tape-recorded the story while I was with my companions on the expedition at the base of S[ão]. Gabriel, waiting for the crossing of the territory of the Yanoáma to begin. Nº de ref. del artículo: 1929
Descripción George Allen and Unwin Ltd, London, 1969. Hardcover. Condición: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Translated from the Italian by Dennis Rhodes. Captured as a child by primitive tribesmen a white woman lived for twenty-two years in the unexplored forests of Brazil*** Profusely illustrated with thirty-one black and white photographs including frontispiece taken by the missionary Luigi Cocco and the author.***Near fine in red cloth-covered boards with black titles to spine. Top edge of text-block stained red (as called for). Spine tight. No inscriptions. Pages clean. In a near fine, colour illustrated dustwrapper that has not been price-clipped, showing the original publisher's price of 70s net. Extremities slightly rubbed. Head of spine slightly rubbed, creased and nicked. Tail of spine slightly creased. Top outer corner of front panel of dustwrapper has very tiny rubbing and loss. Back panel lightly discoloured (being white background). Cover and spine bright. The spine, which is red, is totally unfaded.***222 mm x 142 mm. 333 pages plus two pages of publisher's information to rear. including index.***'Here is a document quite without precedent: exciting reading for any lover of adventure, and of immense value to the ethnologist at the same time.---Helena Valero was the daughter of a poor white peasants living in a very remote quarter of Brazil, on the Rio Dimiti, when in 1939, at the age of eleven, she was carried off by some of the world's most primitive people. With these naked warriors, the Yanoama, who normally avoid every contact with civilized men, she passed a precarious twenty-two years in the immense and still unexplored equatorial forests. She acquired the name Napagnuma and eventually found her place in the very complex social and family structure of the tribe, learning their speech, sharing their everyday life, their dangers and pleasures, observing or participating in their wars, rivalries and hatreds, endocannibalism, shamanism, worship of the dead and addiction to hallucinatory drugs. But she also found amongst these wild creatures virtues by which even the most precarious existence becomes tolerable: generosity, a desire for justice, friendship and pity.---Having returned to her own people with her four Indian sons, whom she had rescued from massacre, she was overwhelmed by the indifference and egoism of white people and had reached the point of regretting the Green Hell from which she had fled. She then met Ettore Biocca, a professor from the University of Rome, at that time leading a scientific expedition to the upper Orinoco. She gave him this simple but exact account of her experience, which was tape-recorded. This tale is quite unique: a record from within of a warrior society into which no man or woman has ever before been able to penetrate.' (From inside front cover blurb).***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Nº de ref. del artículo: 1556