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Among the Forest Dwarfs of Malaya - Paul Schebesta
Among the Forest Dwarfs of Malaya - Paul Schebesta
USD138.00
Manufacturer Number: ML1798A
Stock Status: In Stock

Among the Forest Dwarfs of Malaya

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 Paul Schebesta

This account of the Negrito aborigines of Malaysia, some 50 years after its publication, was still  the only description of the people made by someone who had actually lived with them extensively. Schebesta, a theologian, gives an account of the Negrito religion that has seldom been bettered and was the first person to identify distinctly separate groups within the wide 'Negrito' definition that had been employed earlier. The book remains essential reading for those wanting to familiarise themselves with Orang Asli culture in the country. Good. Hardback. First English Language Edition  288 pages with 142 illustrations, mainly black and white plates, but also some line drawings, plates and a fold out map 

Weight: 1.0 kg Post free within Malaysia 

Condition : The spine has faded a bit but the gilt titling is still strong. There are three nicks along the front edge of the spine and the cover has some rubbing around the edges. A previous owner's name is written on the inside front cover and a smart personal name plate on the opposite page. Some of the pages have mild spotting, tears and stains at the edges. Some of the plates are beginning to loosen, but are still firmly fixed. The map has a tear about a quarter of the way across one fold. Otherwise The binding is fairly tight, the text clear and there is mild tanning of the pages.