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Manners and Customs of Ye Yengeese

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Yogini, from the series, Native Women of South India: Manners and Customs

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

L'Afrique equatoriale illustrée par Fernand Rouget

Smithsonian Libraries
At head of title: Publication de l'Office colonial et du Gouvernement général de l'Afrique équatoriale franćaise

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Le Costume ancien et moderne : ou, Histoire du gouvernement, de la milice, de la religion, des arts, sciences et usages de tous les peuples anciens et modernes, d'après les monumens de l'antiquité et accompagné de dessins analogues au sujet

Smithsonian Libraries
The maps are counted as plates.

[v. 18.] t.-p. reads: Del costume antico e moderno di tutti i popoli del dottore Guilio Ferrario; indice general per alfabeto e per materie preceduto da un saggio di supplimento alla detta opera e dall' indicazione delle più importanti scoperte e relazioni fatte dai recenti viaggiatori dal 1820 al 1829. Milano, Dalla tipografia del dott. Giulio Ferrario, 1829.

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The world in miniature; edited by Frederic Shoberl

Smithsonian Libraries
v.1-2 and 3-4 bound together in some instances.

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An account of the island of Ceylon, containing its history, geography, natural history, with the manners and customs of its various inhabitants: to which is added, the journal of an embassy to the court of Candy

Smithsonian Libraries
Large paper copy.

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RB SI copy is perhaps not the large paper issue, as it measures 28 cm. P. 121-4 damaged, with some loss of text. [2] p. found after p. vii, are found before p. [v] in this copy. Hand-drawn red line on frontispiece map.


A voyage of discovery to the strait of Magellan: with an account of the manners and customs of the inhabitants; and of the natural productions of Patagonia. Undertaken, by order of the King of Spain, by Admiral Don A. de Cordova ... Translated from the Spanish

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Compiled from the journals of Dionisio Alcalá Galiano and Alejandro Belmonte, lieutenants of Córdoba. cf. p. 2.

A translation of parts of the author's "Relacion del último viage al estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S.M. Santa María de la Cabeza en los años de 1785 y 1786," pub. anonymously at Madrid, 1788.

The present translation is included in Sir Richard Phillips' New voyages and travels [3rd series] London, 1819-23, v. 2.

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A history of the island of Madagascar : comprising a political account of the island, the religion, manners, and customs of its inhabitants, and its natural productions : with an appendix, containing a history of the several attempts to introduce Christianity into the island / by Samuel Copland

Smithsonian Libraries
Errata: p. [371].

Mendelssohn, S. South African bib., v. 1, p. 628

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SCNHRB copy 39088012039822 has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. The Russell E. Train Africana Collection.

SCNHRB copy has armorial bookplate of the Earl of Portsmouth. Inscribed in ink on front pastedown: Lady Lymington Hurstbourne Park.

SCNHRB copy with bookdealer's invoice laid-in that has been removed to the Train manuscript file.

SCNHRB copy half bound in calf and marbled paper over boards, gilt lettering on spine.


Polynesian researches, during a residence of nearly six years in the South Sea Islands : including descriptions of the natural history and scenery of the Islands, with remarks on the history, mythology, traditions, government, arts, manners, and customs of the inhabitants / by William Ellis ; in two volumes

Smithsonian Libraries
Colophon: London: Henry Fisher, Son, and P. Jackson, printers.

A later, expanded work published in 1831-1832 under title: Polynesian researches during a residence of nearly eight years in the Society and Sandwich Islands. Additional vols. relate the author's voyages to Hawaii and the Tubuai Islands.

UC San Diego. Hill Coll., no. 549

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SCNHRB copy (39088015704612, 39088015704653) stamped on front paste-downs: Library of the Department of State Jan 1984.

SCNHRB copy bound in dark blue library buckram with title in gilt on spine.


A sporting trip through Abyssinia : a narrative of a nine months' journey from the plains of the Hawash to the snows of Simien, with a description of the game, from elephant to ibex, and notes on the manners and customs of the natives / by P.H.G. Powell-Cotton

Smithsonian Libraries
Includes index.

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AFA copy has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. The Russell E. Train Africana Collection.

AFA copy has laid-in materials that have been removed to the Train manuscript file. See library staff for details.


Narrative of Coyote, a Southern Cheyenne man, collected by Truman Michelson, 1931 Summer

National Anthropological Archives
Negative microfilm on file.

Digital surrogates are available online.

Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Narrative of Coyote, a 72 year old Southern Cheyenne man, handwritten in English by Truman Michelson and Mack Haag, also a Southern Cheyenne. The text includes a recounting of the history of the Cheyenne and stories from Coyote's life. Topics include skirmishes with U.S. soldiers, the construction of tipis, hunting, relations between men and women, and his observations of a Sioux Sun Dance at a Brule camp. Although the Bureau of American Ethnology catalog card indicates that this text was collected at the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana, it is likely incorrect. The notes are dated June, during which time Michelson was in Oklahoma working with the Southern Cheyenne (Explorations and field work of the Smithsonian Institution, 1932).

The narrative of the Honourable John Byron : (commodore in a late expedition round the world) containing an account of the great distresses suffered by himself and his companions on the coast of Patagonia, from the year 1740, till their arrival in England, 1746 : with a description of St. Jago de Chili, and the manners and customs of the inhabitants : also a relation of the loss of the Wager, man of war, one of Admiral Anson's squadron / written by himself, and now first published

Smithsonian Libraries
Frontispiece signed: S. Wale delin. C. Grignion sculp.

Signatures: A⁶ B-R⁸ [S]² (last leaf blank).

Cox, E.G. Reference guide to the literature of travel, II, p. 281

Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 9730

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SCNHRB copy (9088012039533) has red emblem stamped on half-title; embossed on t.p.: Bureau of American Ethnology Library [and stamped acc. no.] 10546.

SCNHRB copy bound in recent yellow paste paper boards and black goatskin; title in gilt within leather spine label.


An essay on the natural history of Guiana, in South America : containing a description of many curious productions in the animal and vegetable systems of that country : together with an account of the religion, manners, and customs of several tribes of its Indian inhabitants : interspersed with a variety of literary and medical observations : in several letters / from a gentleman of the medical faculty during his residence in that country

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Signatures: [A]⁴ B-2C⁸ 2D⁴.

Engraved frontispiece signed: M. Park delin.

Dedication signed (p. 3, 1st paging group): Edward Bancroft.

Booksellers' advertisements: leaves 2D3-2D4.

Sabin 3106

ESTC (RLIN) T78909

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SCNHRB has three copies.

SCNHRB c. 1 (39088013481866) stamped on t.p.: Library of Congress Smithsonian Deposit Apr 23 1881 [ms. acc. no.] 109576.

SCNHRB c. 1 bound in green pebbled sheepskin, title in gilt on spine (at foot of spine: National Museum), marbled edges and endpapers.

SCNHRB c. 2 (39088013481908) has bookplate: Division of Physical Anthropology, U.S. National Museum. The Hrdlička Library.

SCNHRB c. 2 has ink ms. initials on t.p.: JV.

SCNHRB c. 2 bound in light brown calf, title in gilt on spine (leaves encased).

SCNHRB c. 3 (39088013481940) inscribed in ink on front free endpaper: A. Wetmore.

SCNHRB c. 3 has a few pencilled ms. notes.

SCNHRB c. 3 has frontispiece bound following p. 214.

SCNHRB c. 3 stamped on t.p.: Smithsonian Libraries Aug 04 1986 [and] withdrawn.

SCNHRB c. 3 bound in light brown cloth, title in gilt on spine.

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