In the Nicobar Islands: The Record of a Lengthy Sojourn in Islands of Sunshine and Palms amongst a People Primitive in their Habits and Beliefs and Simple in their Manner of Living, with a Description of their Customs and Religious Ceremonies and an Account of their Superstitions, Traditions and Folk-Lore - George Whitehead 1924 - Seeley, London - First Edition ‘A full, clear and sympathetic description of the inhabitants, and of their life and customs. The book makes pleasant reading and offers much interesting material to the ethnographer and the folklorist; the pictures are very good and sometimes quite amusing, and the general value of the work is considerably enhanced by the extensive foreword by Sir Richard Temple.’ - Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, April 1924.

Comprehensive and well written account of the isolated Nicobar Islands in the Andaman sea, an Indian territory 1,300 km from India, and 150 km north of Sumatra. Illustrated with 20 full page black and white photographic plates and a map.
  Rev. George Whitehead [1862-?] was an experienced missionary in the Far East, before taking up his post as the British Government Agent of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and the first European missionary to be appointed to the mission school at Car Nicobar. An accomplished linguist, Whitehead had already translated English works into Burmese, and during his short time in the Nicobar Islands he worked on compiling a grammar and dictionary of the Car-Nicobarese language.

pp. 276 [12 advertisements]. In publisher’s yellow cloth, lettered in black to spine, and with black vignette to front board.
  Condition: Very good, some foxing to inner margins, light soiling to cloth.   Ref: 105183   Price: HK$ 900