Item #000010329 Among Cannibals; An Account of Four Years' Travels in Australia and of Camp Life with the Aborigines of Queensland. Carl Lumholtz.
Among Cannibals; An Account of Four Years' Travels in Australia and of Camp Life with the Aborigines of Queensland

Among Cannibals; An Account of Four Years' Travels in Australia and of Camp Life with the Aborigines of Queensland

London: John Murray, 1889. First English language edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [7], viii-xx, [1], 2-395, [3] pp. Contemporary half purple morocco over marbled boards with the spine in six compartments and with gold lettering and decorations on the spine; all edges decoratively speckled. Orange endpapers and pastedowns. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and his dog, and with twenty-eight plates, four of which are chromolithographs of marsupials, with several in-text and full-page wood engravings and with two fold-out maps in the end. Australian Dictionary of Biography, H.J. "Gibbney, Lumholtz, Carl Sophus". Howgego L42. Lumholtz is primarily remembered as a zoologist and an anthropologist. From 1880 to 1884 Lumholtz sailed to Australia from Norway (his native country) and proceeded to travel around the country, collecting samples of then-unrecorded species and recording ethnographies of Aboriginal peoples. He spent many months in Queensland collecting zoological specimens of Kangaroo, other marsupials, and of plants native to Australia. He traveled with an Aboriginal tribe in the rural region for fourteen months, so to better track the animals he sought to research. This volume also records his impressions of the tribe with which he spent time. His commentary is often unkind, reflecting a Eurocentrist view. Lumholtz' book was notably one of the first extensive accounts of the customs, religion, and traditions of an Aboriginal people. Several of the illustrations depict the Aboriginal people at rest, working, or engaged in a Borboby. A nice copy of Lumholtz' travel narrative to Australia. Very Good+. Item #000010329

A very slight lean and a touch of rubbing to the extremities; minor foxing to the leaves and a contemporary name on the front pastedown.

Price: $350.00

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