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EYLMANN, ERHARD. - Die Eingeborenen der Kolonie Sudaustralien.

Berlin, Reimer 1908. Quarto publisher's half morocco (rubbed, surface scraping of the mottled paper sides; all solid); 36 plates after drawings by Eylmann (a few colour) and photos, folding table and folding map. A suggestion of browning here and there; a pretty good copy. Baldwin Spencer's copy with his unmistakeable initials and a couple of pencil annotations. ¶ After reading a paper by Francesca Merlan* that directly compares the work of Eylmann with Baldwin Spencer and Gillen - working in much the same area at much the same time - I'm convinced that I'd rather read Eylmann if this is ever translated into English. Eylmann made friends with Gillen in 1896 but never met Spencer who was, according to Merlan, concerned that Eylmann "might get in his way". Apparently Gillen just lied, telling Spencer that Eylmann wasn't interested in anthropology. This book must have been something of a give away but by1908 Gillen probably didn't care. *'The Australianist work of Erhard Eylmann in comparative perspective' in German Ethnography in Australia; 2017.
AUD 850.00 [Appr.: EURO 535.5 US$ 604.85 | £UK 469 | JP¥ 66948] Book number 10431

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