De Bare'e-sprekende Toradja's van Midden-Celebes. [Complete in four volumes].
Item ID 15672
Batavia, Landsdrukkerij, 1912-1914. In four volumes. Text in three 8vo volumes (26.5 x 18.0 cm) [AND] atlas in folio portfolio (37.0 x 26.5 cm). 1,636 pp., 58 photographs on 26 sheets, 13 coloured plates of which seven partly in full colour, and four coloured folding maps. Original uniform quarter cloth over printed boards. Rare first, original edition of the Toradjas of Mid-Celebes (Sulawesi, Indonesia). A classic anthropological monograph by two Dutch anthropologists and geographers. Includes fine, full-colour illustrations of tools and jewellery. With one giant map, in two parts, of the region (Central Sulawesi) in scale 1: 100, 000, one smaller folded map of an adjacent region, and a third, medium-sized map of the whole of Sulawesi in 1: 250,000. A second, revised, and inferior edition was published in 1951. Tiny pictorial bookplate of a Dutch professor on the front pastedown of third text volume; boards a bit rubbed, text volume hinges weak due to the heavy book blocks. In all a very good set.