The Native Tribes of Central Australia. Walter Baldwin SPENCER, Francis James GILLEN.
The Native Tribes of Central Australia

The Native Tribes of Central Australia

London, Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1899.

Octavo, xx, 671 pages with 12 unnumbered line illustrations of churingas, a map and 130 illustrations (mainly after photographs) plus 2 folding maps, 3 folding charts, 4 folding chromolithographic plates and an erratum slip tipped in at page 1 (noting that on page 570, the tassel should be 'pubic' not 'public').

Olive-green gilt-pictorial buckram a little flecked and rubbed, with the spine a little sunned; all edges uncut; scattered light foxing; minimal chipping to some uncut leading edges; an excellent copy.

The head of the title page is inscribed in indelible pencil, in an unknown hand, 'With Kindest Regards from': this is followed by the ink signatures of both authors (as W. Baldwin Spencer and F.J. Gillen). A seminal work in the history of anthropology: in over forty years of dealing in works of this kind, we have neither seen nor heard of another copy signed by both Spencer and Gillen.

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