New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1931. First, Limited Edition. A pioneering study of African tribal folkways by the eccentric Maryland-born adventurer, famous for his first-hand accounts (in the present work) of cannibalism and native witchcraft. A superb copy of a rather uncommon work. Large octavo (24.5cm). Tan buckram over maroon cloth boards; morocco spine label; [viii], 308pp + pp photographic plates (halftones). This number 302 of 315 copies in the signed/limited first printing, which included 8 illustrations not present in the trade edition. Hint of darkening to cloth a spine ends, else a fully fine copy, retaining the original unprinted glassine jacket and the original publisher's card slipcase. (Inventory #: 31445)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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