The Natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo. Based chiefly on the MSS. of the late Hugh Brooke Low, Sarawak Government Service. Henry Ling ROTH.

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

London, Truslove & Hanson. 1896. sm4to., 25cm, in Two Volumes, xxxii,464 & iv,302,ccxl,(Appendices)pp., limited to 700 sets, 1 large folding map, 1 folding plate and numerous illustrations in the text, in the original morocco grain green cloth, gilt spine and cover titles, bevelled boards, t.e.g., small blind stamp on one leaf of each volume, a fine bright set. (cgc). Item #40583

Brown & Amplanavar 324: "This work is based chiefly on a collection of very incomplete manuscripts by 'an eccentric young gentleman named Hugh Brooke Low' (1849-87), the son of Sir Hugh Low, secretary to the governor of Labuan and later Resident in Perak. It provides the most detailed account of the Borneo natives under British authority: including their physique; marriage; religion; feast, festivals and dancing; daily life, fire, food and narcotics; agriculture, land tenure, and domestic animals; head-hunting; human sacrifices and cannibalism; music; and languages."

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