"I have sought a human society reduced to its most basic expression": First Edition of Claude-Levi Strauss' A World on the the Wane; Inscribed by Him

  • The World on the Wane.

The World on the Wane.


Item Number: 802

New York: Criterion Books, 1961.

First American edition of Levi-Strauss’ experience among tribes in Brazil. Octavo, original brown boards, illustrated with 48 pages of photographs and 48 line drawings. Inscribed by Claude Levi-Strauss on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light wear to the extremities. Translated from the French by John Russell.

World of the Wane documents Claude Levi-Strauss' travels to the upland jungle area of Brazil where he found the basic human societies he was seeking.

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