Ivory and the Elephant in Art, in Archaeology, and in Science

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Doubleday, Page, 1916 - 527 pagine
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Pagina 472 - A Mr. Stanley, taken prisoner by the Indians near the mouth of the Tanissee, relates, that, after being transferred through several tribes, from one to another, he was at length carried over the mountains west of the Missouri to a river which runs westwardly: that these bones abounded there; that the natives described to him the animal to which they belonged as still existing in the northern parts of their country ; from which description he judged it to be an elephant.
Pagina 196 - So geographers, in Afric maps, With savage pictures fill their gaps, And o'er unhabitable downs Place elephants for want of towns.
Pagina 203 - Every tusk, piece and scrap, in the possession of an Arab trader has been steeped and dyed in blood ! Every pound weight has cost the life of a man, woman, or child ; for every five pounds a hut has been burned ; for every two tusks a whole village has been destroyed ; every twenty tusks have been obtained at the price of a district, with all its people, villages, and plantations...
Pagina 109 - Strips of these materials are bound together in rods, usually three-sided, sometimes round, and frequently obliquely four-sided, or rhombic. They again are so arranged in compound rods as, when cut across, to present a definite pattern, and in the mass have the appearance of rods of varying diameter and shape, or of very thin boards, the latter being intended for borderings. The patterns commonly found in Bombay, finally prepared for use, are chakar-gul, or
Pagina 46 - Deira, by reason of the difference which was like to rise between his sons, about the sharing of his lands and lordships after his death, resolved to make them all alike ; and thereupon, coming to York, with that horn wherewith he...
Pagina 109 - They are made in the variety of inlaid wood-work, or marquetry or tarsia, called pique, and are not only pretty and pleasing", but interesting on account of its haying been found possible to trace the introduction of the work into India from Persia step by step, from Shiraz into Sind, and to Bombay and Surat. In Bombay the inlay is made up of tin wire, sandalwood, ebony, sappan (brazil) wood, ivory white and stained green, and stag-horn.
Pagina 472 - It is well known that on the Ohio, and in many parts of America further north, tusks, grinders, and skeletons of unparalleled magnitude, are found in great numbers, some lying on the surface of the earth, and some a little below it.
Pagina 59 - From the evidence it would appear that the submergence took place at the end of the fourteenth or the beginning of the fifteenth century.
Pagina 186 - A compilation from earlier historical works made, in the form in which we have it, at the end of the thirteenth or the beginning of the fourteenth century and known by the name of WALTER OF COVENTRY (W.
Pagina 344 - Mrs., or rather Miss Manley, for she was never married, is best known as the authoress of the ' New Atalantis,' a scandalous work, which she published at the end of the seventeenth or the beginning of the eighteenth century.

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