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Series: The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, vols. 1+2. 2 vols. 8vo. [ii], 427, , clx; [ii], 455, , 24 pp. Plates (some folding). Contemporary half black calf, marbled boards, gilt spine titles; rubbed. Set placed within a 2-part compartmentalized brown cloth felt-lined box with navy blue leather edging to the spine-side. Very good. This contemporary half-calf two-volume collection of scientific papers on anthropology includes four papers written by Sir Richard F. Burton. Two papers relate to the Hamah [Hama] Stones of the Hittite period. "The stones were first spotted by J. L. Burckhardt in 1812 without paying much of an attention. In 1870 they were also noticed by American travellers J. A. Johnson ve S. Jessup, but locals believed the stones had mystical powers and would not tolerate anybody moving them. They were finally moved to the museum in Istanbul by Dr. W. Wright in 1872 with the help of the new governor of the area." â€“ J. David Hawkins, Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions. 2000. Burton also contributed to the discussions following these two papers. "Burton's paper on the Hamah (or Hamath) Stones led to numerous discussions, letter and suggestions. The Anth. Inst. published various notes on the subject, particularly on the origin and analogy of the phallic nature of certain of the Hamath Characters." [Penzer, p.221] The third paper, "In the summer of 1872, [Burton] went to Iceland and forwarded thence for exhibition a collection of human remains and other articles, which were described by Mr. Carter Blake." â€“ "Obituary" The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 20, (1891), p. 297. The fourth paper, relating to native tribes in the Brazilian state Minas Geraes. // Charles Carter Blake was a Fellow of the Geographical Society, served as Librarian and Curator to the Anthropological Society of London. The Anthropological Review, Vol. 5, No. 18/19 (Jul. - Oct., 1867), pp. 369-376, reports his heading to Nicaragua to study both people and objects of interest to anthropology and report back to the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. // Casada 154 [incorrectly puts the pagination at pp. 300-63, whereas 345 pp. is correct], 155, 162; Penzer pp. 220-23.
Title: [Four papers by Burton]: [I] "Anthropological Collections from the Holy Land. By Richard F. Burton; With notes on the Human Remains." By Dr. C. Carter Blake, pp. 300-345; Burton is mentioned in a paragraph on vol. 2 p. 9, relating to a paper given by Mr. George Harris on hereditary transmission of endowments â€¦ [relates to Francis Galton]; [II] "Anthropological Collections from the Holy Land No. III. Notes on the Hamah Stones, with reduced transcripts," pp.41-63; [III] "On Human Remains and Other Articles from Iceland," pp. 342-4; [IV] "The Primordial Inhabitants of Minas Geraes, and the Occupations of the Present Inhabitants," pp. 407-23.
Publisher: London:, Trubner, 1872-3.: 1872
lbs: 9.00 lbs
Seller ID: ME1006