Report of the Seventh Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, held at Sydney, 1898

By: Liversidge, A. (ed.); various contributors, including Elsdon Best; S. Percy Smith; A, W. Howitt

Price: NZ$224.00

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Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Rebacked with most of original cloth spine laid down. 1/2" loss of cloth at corners of boards. Later endpapers. Some foxing. A couple of rubber stamps on front fly leaf and title page: "Reg.-Gen's Office 6 Jun 99". ; lii, 1161 pages + 36 plates (including maps, several folding). Rebacked with most of original cloth spine laid down. Page dimensions: 214 x 135mm. Various contributors. Geology, mineralogy, ornithology, zoology, ethnology and anthropology. Includes "Notes on some Superstitions and Customs of the Maori" by Elsdon Best on pages 768-777. "The Geographical Knowledge of the Polynesians" by S. Percy Smith on pages 801-816 + folding chart reproducing a French map of the Tahitian Islands, "Copied from De Quartrefages Repduction of Forster's Map". "The Life History of a Savage" by Rev. George Brown on pages 778-790. Brown's paper is on "a man born in a part of the New Britain Group, situate in about 4 S. lat. and 153 E. long. His parents were members of one branch of the great Papuan family and had their home in the midst of a dense bush - not far from the beach, however, for all the coast natives live in dread of the bushmen." Also includes the paper "On the Origin of the Aborigines of Tasmania and Australia" by A. W. Howitt on pages 723-758 + 1 full page map. ; 8vo

Title: Report of the Seventh Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, held at Sydney, 1898

Author Name: Liversidge, A. (ed.); various contributors, including Elsdon Best; S. Percy Smith; A, W. Howitt

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Sydney, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science / Willam Applegate Gullick, Government Printer: 1898

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 15951