Belair, Crawford House Publishing Australia in association with Oceania Art Society, Sydney, 2005.
Quarto, xx, 287 pages with 14 maps, numerous drawings by Doug Field and hundreds of illustrations from photographs (many in colour by Cameron Bloom).
Papered boards slightly bumped at the extremities; an excellent copy with the lightly scuffed dustwrapper.
The 'first comprehensive book of its kind and illustrates more than 100 types of shields from all culture areas of Melanesia that used such objects. Around 80 per cent of the shields illustrated have never before been published' (dustwrapper blurb). Provenance: Professor Joost Daalder, with his occasional pencilled annotations. Loosely inserted are two typescript drafts of a review of the book by Daalder (one amended in pencil, the other rewritten and incorporating the amendments).