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1941 Rare BALI First Edition Balinese OLD PHOTOGRAPHS
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1941   Signed First Edition
Philip Hanson Hiss
9 1/2 x 12 inches (large size)

Great condition! This is the rare edition with two dust jackets, one regular dust jacket with a typical ocean scene, the other a beautiful topless Bali woman. The idea was you could choose the cover based on your particular household. The dust jackets have a little wear and tear, but are still in pretty good condition.

This edition has a signed inscription by the author making it even more desirable!

See video below.

International shipping... Sorry but this book is too big, it will not fit in the flat rate envelope, so the cost is higher for the flat rate box.



By Philip Hanson Hiss

1941 First Edition


Glossary and Key to Pronunciation
The History of Bali
The Government of Bali
The People of Bali
Religion and Festivals
Music, Dance, and Drama
Art and Architecture
The Balinese Art of Living A Note for Photographers


Boats at Serangan
Rice'fields near Gitgit
Rice fields at Dusk
Harvesting Rice
Planting Rice
Threshing Rice
Girls Bathing
Old Woman Spinning
Man Carrying Fighting Cocks
Man with Fighting Cock
Fishing Boat
Bull Racing
Climbing for Coconuts
Carrying Coconuts
Fisherman Throwing Net
Girl of Kedaton
Djanger Dancer
High Caste Mother and Child
Grandfather and Grandson
Genggong Dancer
Legong Dancer
Young Girl
Young Man
Girl of Asah
Girl of Bedoeloe
Man with Sirih Stamper
Dancer in Baris Demang
Djanger at Koeta
Kebyar at Bonah
Dramatic Baris
Kris Dancers
Djoged Dancer
Girl in Child Baris
Legong at Taro
Djoged Boem Boem
Ceremonial Gateway in Temple at Sangsit
Koelkoel Tower
Offerings in a Temple
Modern Wood-carving
Old Wood-carving
Temple Doors


Not forever will the island of Bali retain untouched the rare culture of an unique people; already western civilization has begun to overspread and overcome it. Fortunately, a record has been made which fixes for all time the true character of Balinese life. This record is one of remarkable photographs integrated with a text that describes it concisely and fascinatingly - the tradition, the art, the government, the religion, the history, and the present-day life of Bali.

In preparing this book, Philip Hanson Hiss spent a full year on the island. He explored it thoroughly and studied its traditions and customs. Through research he learned why the Balinese do certain things, the meaning behind their religion and their dances, how their art and architecture have evolved. It is his understanding of one of the oldest cultures in the world which gives such point and significance to his photographs. This makes Bali far more than a picture book. The text creates a perfect word-frame, enhancing photographs of unusual charm and distinction.

Mr. Hiss has organized his pictures into related groups. Those which show the daily life of the people have remarkable spontaneity. There are scenes of fishermen in their boats, on the beach, casting their nets, and splendid shots of cock-fighting, a popular sport among the natives. There are superb scenic photographs. There is a magnificent group showing the cremation processions and the religious ceremonies. Perhaps most dramatic of all in motif and effect are the dance photographs: swaying figures around a lighted tripod, the rhythmic motion, groups of squatting watchers - for the dance of Bali is one of the most extraordinary manifestations of its age-old yet still living culture. Here is a book which truly captures and reveals the wonderful life of Bali.




























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