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Schebesta, Paul Die Negrito Asiens. I: Geschichte, Geographie, Umwelt, Demographie und Anthropologie der Negrito. II:Ethnographie der Negrito, 1. Halbband: Wirtschaft und Soziologie. Wien-Modlingen 1952-54
First edition Two volumes, 4to, pp.xv, xiv, 496, 340, 60 plates, text illustrations, tables, 2 maps, 1 folding. Studia Instituti Anthropos, Volumes 6 & 12. A very good set in the original cloth-backed boards, slightly frayed dust-wrappers. Departmental rubber stamp on end-papers.

A classic study of the Semang of Malaysia and the Aeta of the Philippines, with some reference to Andaman islanders. The first volume explores the different tribes, their environment and physiology. The second volume covers housing and settlement, dress and jewellery, the obtaining and preparation of food, handicrafts, games, and medicinal practices. lacks VOLUME II PART 2