Description:Macmillan and Co. London. 1906. First edition. Royal 8vo. xviii, 737pp. Folding map frontis., 20 folding genealogical tables, numerous photo illus. Original green cloth, gilt. Slightly faded, spotted, bumped and rubbed. Foxing to endpapers, pages untrimmed. Small Parker & Son Booksellers plate to fep.
William Halse Rivers Rivers (1864-1922) FRCP, FRS. Anthropologist, ethnologist, neurologist, psychologist. A detailed study of the people "of the Nilgiri Hills in Southern India". His innovative methodology in this work was later adopted as standard anthropological practice.