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Title: Lubang. Ein Lebensbild von der Insel Java für Jugend und Volk. [Original Ausgabe; First edition].
Description: Stuttgart, Schmidt & Spring, [circa], 1890. Modern clothbacked original coloured decorative boards. Hftitle (verso blank),. 183pp. Chromolithographed frontispiece, 7 chromolithographed plates, table of contents. German language adventure story set in innermost javanese jungle at the end of the nineteenth century with as main character a local javanese tigerhunter by the name of Lubang. A picture is painted of javanese superstition concerning the tiger, man-eating tigers, a description of a so-called Rampok Party, influence of Islam, unfavourable characteristics of other population groups as Chinese merchants, Arab money-;lenders (sly and mean, rapists) and the dutch masters (brutal, tactless, kafirs). Scarce. (page 79/80 heavily damaged with some loss of text, part of text has been glued to facing lithograph, very skilfully restored as far as possible, otherwise a VERY FINE COPY, LITHOGRAPHS in very fine fresch condition).

Keywords: novel adventure story hunting tigers superstition belief islam java rampok jungle chinese arabs characteristics colonialism indonesia southeastasia buur nineteenthcentury 19thc

Price: EUR 125.00 = appr. US$ 135.86 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 52329