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Furness, William Henry The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters. Its Festivals and Folk-Lore. Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1902
First edition pp.xi, 197, 88 fine plates. One of 500 copies only issued. A very good copy in the original gilt-decorated cloth. Stitching weak as usual. Crease to spine.

Furness spent most of his time in Borneo among the Kayans and Kenyahs of the Baram District of Sarawak. He devotes chapters to their home life, ceremonies, early head-hunter training, war expeditions, peace-making, personal embellishment, taboo and tuba fishing, and also has a chapter on the Punan.