The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago. Papuans. George Windsor EARL.
The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago. Papuans
The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago. Papuans
The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago. Papuans

The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago. Papuans

London, Hippolyte Bailliere, 1853.

Octavo, [vi] (advertisements), xiv, [iv] ('Specimens of Papuan and North Australian dialects', first and last pages blank), 239, [1] (advertisement) pages with 2 small wood engravings plus 4 full-page chromolithographs, 2 folding maps and a plain three-panel folding lithograph of 'Heads of Papuans and North Australians'. The specimens of dialects appear in some copies as a folding chart.

Original brick-red blind-stamped watered cloth slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities and lightly marked, with minimal wear to one corner and one small spot near the head of the front hinge; spine a little sunned; an excellent copy with the armorial bookplate of John Bagot.

Ferguson 9339 (not quite accurate regarding the illustrations, plates and maps): 'Chapter XII [52 pages and the folding plate] deals with Melville Island and North Australia. There are also many references to the Australian aborigines in other parts of the work, with ethnological comparisons'. The list of plates includes a lengthy explanation (one and a half pages) of the folding plate. See also Ferguson 9340.

Item #81865

Price: $650.00