On the Aborigines of Australia
22.5cm x 15cm. lviii, 74 pages, map. Orange cloth, gilt lettering.
“Oldfield was a botanical collector with a great interest in Aboriginals. This 1864 work with an extensive introduction by M.Helen Henderson is virtually unknown to anthropologists and is not known in most libraries. It describes the natives of the Port Gregory area at the mouth of the Murchison River in a detail that few others aspired to until the 1890s. Graphic descriptions of customs and incidents of life (and death).” (publisher’s blurb) Originally published in the Transactions of the Ethnological Society of London, vol. 3, 1865, pp. 215-298, here published for the first time with a lengthy introduction in a limited casebound edition of 250 numbered copies.
. New Book.
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