Adam in Ochre
Inside Aboriginal Australia
by Colin Simpson
Angus and Robertson, 1962, [Second Edition], colour and black and white photographic plates, black and white illustrations in text, illustrated endpapers, photographic frontispiece, illustrated title page, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges, corners, and covers, small hole in front endpapers at centre spine, dustjacket in fair condition, in separate pieces, front wrap separated but included, jacket shows tears, rubbing, creasing, chipping, and small missing parts (see photographs)
“This is the second edition of a vivid and adult book of uncommon kind and quality: the first edition of 10,000 sold out in a few months. Acclaimed as the most brilliantly readable book on the Australian aborigines, Colin Simpson’s Adam in Ochre is also the first book to tell of the fascinating searches and discoveries of the Australian-American Arnhem Land Expedition.
Colourplate pages and other excellent photographs (many from the National Geographic Society, U.S.A.), and drawings by Claire Simpson and C. P. Mountford, illustrate the book.
Sexual beliefs and behaviour among the aborigines are an integral part of the life the author deals with. On the sex aspect – and on the mystery of how long the aborigines have been in Australia – important additions have been made to the book’s valuable supplement.”