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Rare “Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World”.  J.G. Wood.  Volumes 1 and 2. 1877

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Extremely rare.  These two volumes are a comprehensive account of the manners, customs plus physical, mental, social, moral and religious characteristics.  It is various accounts of travelers who have written about cultures and their personal views of habits and modes of life.


Written by John George Wood (1827 -1889).  Wood was a prolific and successful natural history writer, though rather as a populariser than as a scientist.  Later in his life,  he devoted himself to the production of books and lecturing on zoology, which he illustrated by drawing on a black-board or on large sheets of white paper with coloured crayons. These “sketch lectures,” as he called them, were very popular, and made his name widely known both in Great Britain and in the United States.


443 illustrations.  The first volume is devoted to Africa.  The second volume:  “In this volume will be found a selection of the most interesting uncivilized tribes that inhabit, or once inhabited, America and the vast number of islands which lie between that country and the eastern coast of Asia, including among them the great groups of Australia and New Zealand.  A short notice is given of the long-perished Lake-dwellers of Switzerland, and the partial civilization of India, China, Japan and Siam is also represented.”


And this is a very interesting perusal and read!!!!


I commissioned the spine cover and covers to be fully built using archival materials . . .  and by a restoration specialist.  Volume 1:  768 pages; Volume 2: 769 pages.  No markings except a signature on the 2 blank page:  H.W. Corbett, 1878.


For the Serious Collector.  8.5 pounds of fascination!



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