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numbers first; later laws, events &c.
Knots are also said - as in Tylor - to
have been used by Chinese, Thibitans &
"others", a reference being given to Andre[e?]
"Ethnologische Parallelen und Vergleiche "
i . p 184 ff.
Meanwhile [Hakluyt ?] Societie's publica-
tions vols 41 & 45 from the "Royal
Commentaries of the Incas " by Garci
lasso de la Vega (born 1530 * , a 1⁄2 caste
by a native mother & brought up among
the natives. See also Prescott . Peru.
The "Commentaries" were published
1609 & are G de la V's account of the
Incas & their customs, battles &c.
Bk 6. Chs 8 & 9. deal with quipus, & at
the end of ch 9. Q. says "I soon came
to understand them as well as the Indians
* v. p 16. infra.
* Prescott Peru p 176 says 1541
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