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Ethnography

Rare books and first editions, including copies in fine bindings, across the subject of Ethnography, ranging from social, cultural and linguistic studies to publications concerning the continuation of various ethnic groups.

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  1. In the Shadow of the Bush.
    First edition, first impression of this richly illustrated anthropological study of the Ekoi people, whose territory stretches across southeastern Nigeria and western Cameroon. Talbot was British district commissioner in Degama and a prolific amateur ethnographer and plant collector. He described and photographed many Ekoi... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 111649

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  2. The Women of Turkey.
    First edition, uncommon in the original cloth. "Lucy Garnett travelled extensively in the Balkans and Middle East, recording the customs of the people among whom she lived. In Smyrna, and later in Salonica, she learned Greek and Turkish; her familiarity with demotic Greek led to a collaboration with the folklorist John Stuart... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 109714

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  3. [Title in Arabic] Ta'rikh Sina al-qadim wa'l-hadith wa-jughrafiyatuha …
    First edition, first impression. Three detailed chapters cover the geography, Bedouin and history of the Sinai Peninsula; in the preface Shuqayr writes that the book was about to go to press when war was declared in 1914 and he decided to extend the scope of his study with a "conclusion" (khatimah), not so much a conclusion... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 102606

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  4. The Coming of the Great Queen,
    First edition. Attractive and authoritative contemporary account, the Army and Navy Gazette considered that the "chapters on "The Commerce of Burma" on "Dacoity", and on "The Native Races of Indo-China" are of great and permanent value", while the Saturday Review thought that the story of the Third Anglo-Burma War "by river... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 96838

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  5. Grammatica Linguae Mauro-Arabicae juxta vernaculi idiomatic usum. Accessit vocabularium latino-mauro-arabicum.
    First edition of the first study of the dialect of the Maghreb, considered by Johann Fück to be the "First scientific contribution to the scientific study of Arab dialects". Dombay (17561810), an Austrian born at Vienna, studied oriental languages at the Maria-Theresa College before being sent to Morocco as an interpreter,... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 96768

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  6. The Cambrian Popular Antiquities;
    First edition. Roberts (1760-1819), a Church of England clergyman and antiquarian, wrote three books on Wales of which this is the third. "Cambrian Popular Antiquities (1815), dealing with Welsh rural customs and superstitions, remains a valuable source to Welsh social history" (ODNB). With bookplate of John Sides Davies... Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 90606

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  7. Documents d'Ethnographie Navale.
    First editions, all published. Uncommon. An excellent set of these important works of naval ethnography, forming a series on boat construction around the world. The series was planned as a supplement to Admiral Fran Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 94734

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  8. Savage Civilisation.
    First edition, first impression. The publisher's archive copy with small pencil mark to the jacket front panel. Savage Civilisation was the future founder of Mass-Observation's first best-seller, in which he defended the way of life of the cannibals of the New Hebrides and their rights to their own land. "Harrisson's fourth... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 94109

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  9. The North-West Amazons.
    First edition, first impression. Rare in the dust jacket. This copiously illustrated volume recounts the author's travels during 1908 and 1909 in the north-west Amazon, "between the River Issa and the River Apaporis where the white men had scarcely penetrated previously" (preface). Whiffen includes much detailed information... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 85774

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  10. The Pygmies..
    First edition in English, originally published in Paris in 1887. Quatrefages de Bréau was professor of anthropology and ethnography at the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle from 1855 until his death in 1892. He published extensively on a wide range of subjects, but his work has been characterised as "somewhat deficient in deep... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 80645

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