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The Antananarivo Annual and Madagascar Magazine 1881-1884: A Record of Information on the Topography and Natural Productions of Madagascar, and the Customs, Traditions, Language, and Religious Beliefs of its People
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Editors: Richard Baron and James Sibree.
Additional Contributors: J. A. Houlder, Lars Dahle, J. Richardson, S. E. Jorgensen, George A. Shaw, Henry E. Clark, A. Walen, William Edward Cousins, C. Staniland Wake, and Herbert F. Standing.
Print ISSN: 0378-2948
Language: English
No. of Pages: iv + 126 + iv + 128 + iv + 128 + iv + 128
Dimensions: 149mm x 218mm x 36mm

Item Identification Code (UID#): 674
Shelving Location: General Works
Estimated Value: £99.99
Purchase Date: 9 September 2006
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The Antananarivo Annual and Madagascar Magazine 1881-1884

A Record of Information on the Topography and Natural Productions of Madagascar, and the Customs, Traditions, Language, and Religious Beliefs of its People

London Missionary Society Press (1885).
Hardcover Book

The 1881, 1882, 1883, and 1884 issues of the Antananarivo Annual (nos. V, VI, VII, and VIII) bound into a single volume. Each of the four issues is separately paginated and has its own table of contents. However, the final part includes a general index of all four parts. The four issues were first published at Christmas in their respective years.

Contents

  • No. V: Christmas 1881
    • 1. Two Years among the Sakalava. By the Rev. A. Walen, N.M.S.
    • 2. Old Malagasy Books in the British Museum. By the Rev. William Edward Cousins, L.M.S.
    • 3. Mr. Alfred R. Wallace on the Fauna and Flora of Madagascar in Connection with its Physical Geography. By the Rev. James Sibree, Jun., F.R.G.S.
    • 4. The Introduction of Foreign Words into Malagasy. By the Rev. S. E. Jorgensen, N.M.S.
    • 5. Hartlaub's Birds of Madagascar. From Nature.
    • 6. Notes on A Few Common Madagascar Birds. By the Editor.
    • 7. Madagascar and Its Proverbs. By the Rev. J. A. Houlder, L.M.S.
    • 8. Contribution to Materia Medica. By Dr. Parker.
    • 9. A Malagasy Materia Medica. By Dr. Parker.
    • 10. The Malagasy "Passives." By the Rev. George Cousins, L.M.S.
    • 11. Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar.
    • 12. Genera of Madagascar Plants. By the Editor.
    • 13. Varieties:
      • Hogs Introduced by the Portuguese
      • Malagasy as Slaves in Jamaica
      • Iron-Smelting in Borneo and Madagascar
      • Madagascar Chameleons
      • Madagascar Ferns
    • 14. Marsden on the Malagasy Language. By the Rev. William Edward Cousins, L.M.S.
    • 15. The Bara. By the Editor.
    • 16. A List of Madagascar Plants. By the Editor.
    • 17. Brief Summary of Important Events in Madagascar, 1878-1881.
  • No. VI: Christmas 1882
    • 1. Notes on the Origin of the Malagasy. By Mr. C. Staniland Wake.
    • 2. The Sakalava (No. 2). By the Rev. A. Walen, N.M.S.
    • 3. Resemblances between Malagasy Words and Customs and Those of Western Polynesia. By the Rev. R. S. Codrington, M.A.
    • 4. On the Natural History of Madagascar. By Mr. J. G. Baker, F.R.S.
    • 5. Notes on Four Species of Lemur. By Mr. George A. Shaw, L.M.S.
    • 6. Customs Connected With Death and Burial among the Sihanaka. By the Rev. Joseph Pearse, L.M.S.
    • 7. On the Use of the Hyphen in Malagasy. By the Rev. S. E. Jorgensen, N.M.S.
    • 8. From Ambatondrazaka to Fenoarivo. By the Editor.
    • 9. Where We Are. By Mr. Henry E. Clark, F.F.M.A.
    • 10. Meteorological Observations at Tamatave. By Mr. George A. Shaw, L.M.S.
    • 11. Once More on the Malagasy "Passives." By the Rev. Lars Dahle, N.M.S.
    • 12. Folk-Lore. By the Rev. Harry W. Grainge, L.M.S.
    • 13. Classification of Malagasy Consonants, and Some of their Changes. By the Rev. S. E. Jorgensen, N.M.S.
    • 14. Natural History Notes. By the Editor.
    • 15. The Aye-Aye. By Mr. George A. Shaw, L.M.S.
    • 16. Brief Notes on the Rainfall, etc., of Antananarivo. By the Rev. J. Richardson, L.M.S.
    • 17. Brief Summary of Important Events during 1882, Notices of New Books, etc.
  • No. VII: Christmas 1883
    • 1. Ranavalona Il, the Late Queen of Madagascar. By the Editor.
    • 2. The Race Elements of the Malagasy, and Guesses at Truth with Regard to their Origin. By the Rev. Lars Dahle, N.M.S.
    • 3. From Zanzibar to Nosibe. By the Rev. Alfred Smith, S.P.G.
    • 4. The Sakalava. No. 3. By the Rev. A. Walen, N.M.S.
    • 5. Volcanoes in Eastern Imerina. By the Editor.
    • 6. Malagasy "Fady." By Mr. Herbert F. Standing, F.F.M.A.
    • 7. Notes on the National Musical Instruments of the Malagasy. By Mr. George A. Shaw, L.M.S.
    • 8. A Postscript on the Malagasy "Passives." By the Rev. Lars Dahle, N.M.S.
    • 9. The Belief of the Sihanaka with Regard to the Soul. By Mr. T. Lord, L.M.S.
    • 10. Genera of Malagasy Plants. By the Editor.
    • 11. The Coronation of Ranavalona III. By the Rev. J. Richardson, L.M.S.
    • 12. Relics of Sign and Gesture Language among the Malagasy. By the Rev. James Sibree, F.R.G.S.
    • 13 Varieties:
      • The Ankay Plain
      • "Běrika"
      • "Manara-Mody"
      • "Fady;"
      • Tidal Disturbance at Tamatave
      • Methodist Missionaries for Madagascar in 1824
    • 14. Notes on the Rainfall in Antananarivo. By the Rev. J. Richardson, L.M.S.
    • 15. Summary of Important Events in Madagascar during 1883.
    • 16. Natural History Notes. Moths; Spiders; Wingless Insects; Instances of Protective Mimicry.
  • No. VIII: Christmas 1884
    • 1. A Royal Kabary. From "The Madagascar Times".
    • 2. Medical Work in Madagascar by a Non-Professional.
    • 3. Some Popular Malagasy Superstitions: Good and Evil Omens, Portents, and Prognostics. By the Rev. S. E. Jorgensen, N.M.S.
    • 4. How We Travel in Madagascar. By Mr. Henry E. Clark, F.F.M.A.
    • 5. Malagasy Dictionaries. By the Rev. William Edward Cousins, L.M.S.
    • 6. The Sakalava. No. IV. By the Rev. A. Walen, N.M.S.
    • 7. Studies in the Malagasy Language. No. IV. By the Rev. Lars Dahle, N.M.S.
    • 8. Proverbial Illustrations of Malagasy Life and Character. No. II. By the Rev. J. A. Houlder, L.M.S.
    • 9. The Want of New Words in the Malagasy Language, and the Way of Supplying them. By the Rev. S. E. Jorgensen, N.M.S.
    • 10 Geographical Fictions with Regard to Madagascar. By the Rev. Lars Dahle.
    • 11. Natural History Notes:
      • New Genera of Malagasy Plants
      • The Amiana
      • The Amontana, etc.
      • The Ovinala
      • The "Gold Leaf" Tree
      • The Harahara
      • The Angraecum Sesquipedale
      • A Malagasy Rain Tree
      • The Rhodolaena Altivola
      • The Voamboana
      • Aldabra Island Tortoises
      • Supposed Strange Metamorphoses
      • The Migratory Locust
      • New and Rare Madagascar Plants
    • 12. Brief Summary of Important Events in Madagascar during 1884.
    • 13. Literary Notes.
    • 14. Varieties:
      • Pumice On Madagascar Shores from the Straits of Sunda
      • Carolina Rice Originally from Madagascar
      • Laoka
    • 15. Rainfall in Antananarivo for Four Years. By the Rev. J. Richardson.
  • 16. General Index to nos. V, VI, VII, & VIII

Notes

  • Issues V, VI, and VII were edited solely by Rev. Richard Baron, F.L.S. and issue VIII was edited additionally by Rev. James Sibree, F.R.G.S.
  • In addition to pieces written by the editors, this work includes contributions from the following authors: J. G. Baker, H. E. Clark, Rev. R. S. Codrington, Rev. George Cousins, Rev. William Edward Cousins, Rev. Lars Dahle, Rev. Harry W. Grainge, Rev. J. A. Houlder, Rev. S. E. Jorgensen, T. Lord, Dr. Parker, Rev. Joseph Pearse, Rev. J. Richardson, Rev. Alfred Smith, C. Staniland Wake, George A. Shaw, Herbert F. Standing, and Rev. A. Walen.
  • Printed in Antananarivo and Imarivolanitra, Madagascar.

Condition of Item

Very Good. Minor shelfwear and front bottom corner bumped. Foxing on edges and final page only. Binding sound.

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