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Title: Singkeh. (First original edition.).
Description: KĂžbenhavn, Westermann, 1944. Large 8°., oriinal illustrated limp wrappers.240pp. Black/white illustrations on 6 plates after photographs, some footnotes, publ. list printed on lower outer wrapper, portrait of author with a synopsis on front inner flap of wrapper. NOT called-for in Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology, KITLV. Danish language account by a Danish national describing his work and gneral daily life as an Assistant-Employee on two Deli (North Sumatra) Estages, e.g. 'Tanah Merah' (POil-palm) and 'Haboko' (Tea production), which includes notes on Concubinage and the female housekeeper, the Njai, and on local Batak population. Illustrations include pictures of traditional Batak Architecture and Villages. The title-name Sinkehos a low Malay slang-word characterizing a newcomer and unexperienced Estate employee. Good untrimmed copy in original illustrated publ. wrappers. (spine-ends a bit damaged, some scuffing to extremities of wrappers).

Keywords: sumatra deli estatelife experiences recollections egodocument history sinkeh employee colonialism indonesia southeast asia labour assistant concubinage batak architecture history culture daily life

Price: EUR 145.00 = appr. US$ 157.59 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 49418