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The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago by  George Windsor EARL - 1853 - from Hordern House Rare Books (SKU: 2709126)

The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago

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The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago

by EARL, George Windsor

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London: Hippolyte Bailliere, 1853. A very good copy.. Octavo, with five plates (four coloured) and two folding maps; half morocco.

Important anthropological observations on the natives of New Guinea, but also on the North Australian Aborigines: chapter XII is devoted to Melville Island, Port Essington and North Australia in general, and one of the folding plates gives anthropometric comparisons between North Australian Aborigines and New Guinea natives. There are numerous discussions of Australian Aborigines elsewhere in the text, particularly those of Melville Island and Port Essington.

The fine full-page handcoloured lithographs, produced in London, were based on drawings done on the spot by the Dutch artists Van Oort and Van Raalten.

This is the first edition, separate issue (another version had the series-title "Ethnographical Library" which here only appears as an imprint on the plates). This copy is from the library of Archibald Liversidge, Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Sydney, and author of a number of important Australian works on the subject.

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Bookseller
Hordern House Rare Books AU (AU)
Bookseller Inventory #
2709126
Title
The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago
Author
EARL, George Windsor
Book condition
Used - A very good copy.
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Hippolyte Bailliere
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1853

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About Hordern House Rare Books

Hordern House, founded by Anne McCormick and Derek McDonnell in 1985 and named for our original building in Sydney's Potts Point, is an internationally renowned dealership, specialising in rare books, manuscripts and paintings.Nowadays we conduct our business in the heart of Surry Hills, five minutes from the centre of Sydney. We occupy an entire floor of a converted warehouse where we have created a customised environment for our work and the display of rare books, manuscripts & paintings.Always reflected in our extensive stock of rare and select material is our specialization in voyages and travels (with a special interest in the Pacific & Australia), natural history and colour-plate material, paintings and voyage art, historical maps and manuscripts.

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octavo
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fine
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morocco
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