The Natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo. Based chiefly on the MSS. of the late Hugh Brooke Low, Sarawak Government Service [Limited Edition]

Truslove and Hanson, 1896. Preface by Andrew Lang. 1st ed., Limited to 700 copies, 8vo., 2 vols, pp.x, 464; pp.iv, 302, ccxl (appendices), numerous illus to both vols, pictorial half-title and col folding map at end of volume one, col plate and folding b/w plate in volume two, errata slip tipped-in, contemporary signature (Lawrence Bibby ?) to t.p. of each volume, scattered foxing, heavier at end pages, publisher's gilt titled cl bds., sl. rubbed and bumped o/w very good condition

One of the great works on the habits, history and ethnology of the Borneo natives based chiefly on a collection of the notes of Hugh Brooke Low who had spent 18 years in the Sarawak Government Service studying Dayak and Kayan. It provides great detail of the people including their physique, marriage, religion, music, language, festivals, dancing, daily life, fire, food, narcotics, agriculture, land tenure, domestic animals, head-hunting, human sacrifices and cannibalism. Item #94708

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