London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. Proofread copy, by Mervyn Meggitt, with his signature at front free end paper, and, in the same pen, corrections and annotations. Meggitt was a noted Australian anthropologist, recognized for his research on Papua New Guinea and Aboriginal Australia.
Summary of the effects of German, Japanese and Australian occupation and the subsequent cultural adjustments to change. Based on years of field and background research by one of Firth's best students. Very detailed records of religion, work, trade, councils and courts, community dynamics. Illustrated by 2 maps, 16pp. illus. 8vo, 326pp, appendices, index. Original green gilt cloth, a very small perforation in cloth at spine, else very good. Very good condition. Item #21437