Paris: APAM, 1951. First edition. Wraps. Important study of Oceanic art, with texts from the works of surrealist poets Guillaume Apollinaire and Tristan Tzara. Apollinaire was instrumental in introducing African indigenous art to French artists. With an essay on Australian art by Cottie Burland (pp 43 - 47) and essays on Oceanic symbolism by Cheikh Anta Diop (Senegalese anthropologist), Kunz Dittmer, and Madeleine Rousseau (important collector of Oceanic and African art).
4to, 138 pp,  pp ads, 4 maps in text, numerous printed b&w photographic illustrations throughout. Lithographed blue and black pictorial paper wrappers, by Roger Falck. Housed in a custom cloth covered box, title in gilt on black leather title piece. Spine of the study has been strengthened top and base.
Two articles loosely inserted by Max Radiguet; one a photocopy, the second a typed script: "Religious Legends and Beliefs of the Marquisiens" and "Legendes Religieuses et Croyances des Marquisiens". OCLC: 4323707. Very good condition. Item #25647