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Auction #117 begins on 22 Aug 2024

McKenzie, John. R


A Comprehensive Account of their Manners and Customs, and of their physical, Social, Mental, Moral, and Religious Characteristics

Published: Rood, Hawley & Company, New York, 1880

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Half leather boards with gilt titling on spine. In two Volumes, 1530 pages in total, with numerous engravings.

From the Preface: "This work is simply, as the title-page states, an account of the manners and customs of uncivilized races of men in all parts of the world. Many travellers have given accounts, scattered rather at random through their books, of the habits and modes of life exhibited by the various people among whom they have travelled. These notices, however, are distributed through a vast number of books, many of them very scarce, many very expensive, and most of them ill-arranged. It has therefore been the object of the author to gather together in one work, and to present to the reader in a tolerably systematic and intelligible form, the varieties of character which develop themselves among races which have not as yet lost their individuality by modern civilization".

Shelf wear to boards, heavy foxing on first and last pages of each volume, top corners sun faded, binding slightly loose.

  • Binding Condition: Fair
  • Overall Condition: Fair
  • Size: 18 x 26 cms
  • Sold By: Richmond Books and Prints
  • Contact Person: John Donaldson
  • Country: South Africa
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