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Author Name    GREENWOOD, JAMES:

Title   Curiosities of Savage Life With woodcuts and designs by Harden S. Melville; engraved by H. Newsom Woods. And coloured illustrations from water-colour drawings by F.W. Keyl and R. Huttula.

Publisher    London, S. O. Beeton, 1863 1st

Seller ID   78562

Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 ins. Quarter bound modern maroon leather and marbled paper covered boards. Black leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Raised banding to spine. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Modern re-bound covers and new endpapers. With original endpapers; neat inscription to front “F. Raine, Durham & George E Shearman.” Some darkening to original endpapers, some slight off-setting to title pg. from frontis. A couple of very minor spots and handling marks to pages else a very clean and tight copy. 418pp. 78 b&w woodcut designs by Harden S. Melville; engraved by H. Newsom Woods. And 9 coloured plates from water-colour drawings by F.W. Keyl and R. Huttula. First edition of this extraordinary compendium, illustrated by Harden S. Melville, artist on the Fly expedition in the Great Barrier Reef and Northern Australia in 1841. The work includes Melville's own description of the local tribesman Neinmal, who was taken on board the Fly at Port Essington, as well as his depiction of "Surf Swimming off the coast of Hawaii".References to Australia and the Pacific are found throughout, including descriptions of 'the ceremony of "Kebarrah" among the Bushmen of Australia', 'Australian Kuri dance' and other corroborees, 'a Port Essington swell', or 'the affecting narrative of Jacky-Jacky' (the story of the only survivor of the Kennedy expedition). Most of the book derives from serious works by authors such as George Angas and Thomas Mitchell, although Greenwood cannot resist making his own asides. Indeed, it quickly becomes apparent that the author sees little reason to differentiate between any of the people he is describing, preferring the remarkably silly conceit of following one archetypal 'Savage' from cradle to death.This is an example of the scarce "First Series" referred to by Ferguson only in passing in his note to a "Second Series" (10073c) and apparently known to him only from the Dixson Library copy.

FOREIGN TRAVEL GREENWOOD, JAMES: Curiosities of Savage Life, With woodcuts and designs by Harden S. Melville; engraved by H. Newsom Woods, And coloured illustrations from water-colour drawings by F.W. Keyl and R. Huttula, S. O. Beeton, 1863, Quarter bound, modern, maroon, leather, coloured plates, F. Raine, Durham & George E Shearman, re-bound, re-backed, indigenous people, tribes, natives, physiology

Price = 75.00 GBP


Croydon Inclosure 1793 - 1803. Of the Commissioners appointed to Inclose the Commons of Croydon; Acts of Parliament relating thereto; and an Appendix containing Lists of Occupiers of the Parish in A.D. 1793 and 1803. with an Introduction and Notes., ANDERSON, D. Corbet;
Croydon Inclosure 1793 - 1803. Of the Commissioners appointed to Inclose the Commons of Croydon; Acts of Parliament relating thereto; and an Appendix containing Lists of Occupiers of the Parish in A.D. 1793 and 1803. with an Introduction and Notes.

The Second World War. The "Chartwell" Edition. Complete in Six volumes., CHURCHILL, WINSTON S.:
The Second World War. The "Chartwell" Edition. Complete in Six volumes.

The Holkham Bible Limited Numbered Edition. 2 Vols. Cased., BROWN, Michelle P.;
The Holkham Bible Limited Numbered Edition. 2 Vols. Cased.

Wild Life in a Southern County. By the Author of ‘The Gamekeeper at Home.’, JEFFERIES, RICHARD:
Wild Life in a Southern County. By the Author of ‘The Gamekeeper at Home.’

The Picture of Bristol; Or, A Guide to Objects of Curiosity and Interest, In Bristol, Clifton, The Hotwells, and Their Vicinity; Including Biographical Notices of Eminent Natives., EVANS, Rev. John;
The Picture of Bristol; Or, A Guide to Objects of Curiosity and Interest, In Bristol, Clifton, The Hotwells, and Their Vicinity; Including Biographical Notices of Eminent Natives.

The Natural History of The Birds of Western Africa. Vol. I. Illustrated by 34 Coloured Plates, Numerous Wood Cuts and a Portrait of Bruce. The Memoir by Andrew Crichton. The Naturalist's Library, Ornithology, Vol. VII (7)., SWAINSON, William:
The Natural History of The Birds of Western Africa. Vol. I. Illustrated by 34 Coloured Plates, Numerous Wood Cuts and a Portrait of Bruce. The Memoir by Andrew Crichton. The Naturalist's Library, Ornithology, Vol. VII (7).

Step By Step. 1936-1939., CHURCHILL, WINSTON S:
Step By Step. 1936-1939.

Step By Step. 1936-1939., CHURCHILL, WINSTON S:
Step By Step. 1936-1939.

 


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