1938 Les Castes
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First Edition, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
First edition. Scarce work. Translated into French from the English by E. J. Levy and J. Auboyer. An essay on the caste system in India. Written by Arthur Maurice Hocart, a British anthropologist best known for eccentric and far-seeing works on Polynesia, Melanesia, and Sri Lanka. With an inscription from Elizabeth G. Hocart. From the library of Lord Raglan, Fitzroy John Somerset. Raglan’s great-great-grandfather was Field Marshal Fitzroy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan and hero of the Battle at Inkerman and Alma in the Crimean War. He also served as military secretary to the Duke of Wellington. He died in the Crimea in 1855. The house in which the library was situated, Cefn Tilla Court, was purchased by the Raglan Memorial committee for his descendants. Lord Raglan was a keen collector of anthropology and folklore, with many of the works in his extensive library focusing upon this topic.
In the original paper binding. Externally, smart with light shelf wear and rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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