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Mead | Margaret

Growing Up In New Guinea

First Edition | First Printing


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First edition of Growing Up in New Guinea by Margaret Mead.

Octavo, [xi], 372pp. Green cloth, title in purple on spine, purple palm trees on front cover. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, lightly bumped top edge, a near fine example. In publisher’s first state dust jacket, $3.50 retail price on front flap, sunning to spine, wear to edges, small chips to spine, soiling to rear panel, a very good example. Complete with 24 images, including frontispiece.

Margaret Mead (1901-1978) was a controversial American anthropologist who frequently wrote of the attitudes towards sex in South Pacific and Southeast Asian cultures. Mead’s research and writing covered a variety of subjects, including gender roles, adolescence, male-dominated institutions, and race and intelligence. Two years before her passing, Mead was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, and posthumously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Jimmy Carter in 1979.

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Location Published

New York


William Morrow & Company


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Very Good


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