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Manners and Customs of Mankind: Their Origins and Their Observance Throughout the World Today (set of 3 Vols)

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Product description

Published circa 1920 in three volumes by Amalgamated Press: London. Hardback. Brown 3/4 leather covers with gilt lettering & decoration on spine. Embossed pattern on front and back covers. Only very minor wear to covers. Inside pages clean but slightly age-darkened. Binding secure. Very Good condition overall. Large octavo. 1356pp. Copiously illustrated with 1,800 black and white photographs and many full page colour plates.

This fascinating anthropological reference work shows the variety of lifestyles, dress and beliefs of the world of the 1920s. This is a time before world brands like coca cola and ubiquitous jeans & teeshirts. It also reflects the Eurocentric viewpoint of the editor towards less 'civilised' people and cultures. Topics include slavery, religion, cannibalism, taboo, marriage and the cult of naturism in Europe.

This hard-to-find work will be of interest to students of anthropology, world culture and lovers of travel.

NB additional postage charge for this heavy item.

Item details

Author(s):
Hammerton, J. A. (ed)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
11 inches x 8.5 inches
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
1356
Publisher:
Amalgamated Press

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Published circa 1920 in three volumes by Amalgamated Press: London. Hardback. Brown 3/4 leather covers with gilt lettering & decoration on spine. Embossed pattern on front and back covers. Only very minor wear to covers. Inside pages clean but slightly age-darkened. Binding secure. Very Good condition overall. Large octavo. 1356pp. Copiously illustrated with 1,800 black and white photographs and many full page colour plates.

This fascinating anthropological reference work shows the variety of lifestyles, dress and beliefs of the world of the 1920s. This is a time before world brands like coca cola and ubiquitous jeans & teeshirts. It also reflects the Eurocentric viewpoint of the editor towards less 'civilised' people and cultures. Topics include slavery, religion, cannibalism, taboo, marriage and the cult of naturism in Europe.

This hard-to-find work will be of interest to students of anthropology, world culture and lovers of travel.

NB additional postage charge for this heavy item.

Author(s):
Hammerton, J. A. (ed)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
11 inches x 8.5 inches
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
1356
Publisher:
Amalgamated Press

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