Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eisenschmiede und Dämonen in Indien (Ironworks and Demons in India)

Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. xx, 306pp. xxxii plates. Original red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Frontispiece photograph. Title page printed in red and black with publisher's device. Anthropological study on the Asur, primitive and most ancient ethnic groups in the state of Jharkhand known for their ironworks. This in-depth study covers the mid-century living conditions of the Asur, their multi-facetted work, particularly ironworks, their equipment, hunting, their villages and social structure, the priests, necromancy, ceremonies, dance and music as well as the socialization of the Asur. Illustrated with thirty-three b/w reproductions of photographs offerings insights into the life of the Asur. Text in German. Binding with light wear along edges. Very good + condition. Item #49778

Price: $125.00

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