Island of Bali – Miguel Covarrubias (1837) (1st ed)


Island of Bali – Miguel Covarrubias (1837) (1st ed)


First edition of a classic work on Bali.

Title: Island of Bali

Author: Miguel Covarrubias, Rose Covarrubias (photos)

Publisher: Cassell and Company, 1937. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, good. Slight rubbing and foxing. Includes a foldout map. Profusely illustrated in black and white. 417pp., 9″ by 6″.

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About the book (from Goodreads):

First published in 1937, Island of Bali has come to be regarded as a classic work on the Balinese people and their civilization. Written with remarkable clarity, Covarrubias describes the geography and nature of the island, along with the history of the people, providing a thorough account of the community, family, and individual in all spheres of Balinese life.

Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957) was born in Mexico City and was an author, painter, caricaturist, and professor of art history at the National School of Anthropology in Mexico City.