Anthropology

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    [The Cornhill Magazine] – Maori Sketches

    (London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1865) Extract from The Cornhill Magazine of October 1865. 210 x 148; paper wrapper with title label mounted on cover; pp. [498-512]. Very good condition.

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    [The Cornhill Magazine] – The Ashantees

    (London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1873) Extract from The Cornhill Magazine of December 1873. 210 x 148; paper wrapper with title label mounted on cover; pp. [679-688]. Very good condition.

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    [Various authors] – The African Monthly. A Magazine devoted to Literature, History, Exploration, Science, Art, Poetry, Fiction, &c. No. 13, Vol. III. December, 1907.

    (Grahamstown: African Book Company, 1907) 246 x 157 mm; side-stitched printed wraps; pp. (viii) + 112 + (viii); adverts. Cover slightly foxed and spine a little sunned; slightest edgewear; regular browning owing to paper stock used. Good condition. A loosely inserted prospectus states: The fact that the magazine has attained to such comparative longevity (especially […]

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    Anonymous – Maasai

    (Nairobi: Consolata Fathers, no date) 240 x 168 mm; saddle-stitched wrappers; unpaginated (but pp. 28 excluding wrappers); liberally illustrated with photographs in colour and monochrome; map. Wrappers very slightly rubbed. Very good condition. Text in German English Italian. Excellent photographic studies of the Maasai with much on their traditional way of life.

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    Anonymous – Meru

    (Nairobi: Consolata Fathers, no date) 240 x 168 mm; saddle-stitched wrappers; unpaginated (but pp. 28 excluding wrappers); liberally illustrated with photographs in colour and monochrome; map. Wrappers very slightly rubbed. Very good condition. Text in German English Italian. Excellent photographic studies of the Meru with much on their traditional way of life.

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    Argyle, John, and Eleanor Preston-Whyte (editors) – Social System and Tradition in Southern Africa. Essays in Honour of Eileen Krige

    (Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 1978) 8vo; original brown boards; dustwrapper; frontis. portrait; pp. xxi + (i) + 251. Trace of fishmothing to dustwrapper; tape scars to endpapers; previous owner’s name in small neat hand on front free endpaper; some spotting to page edges. Good to very good condition. This collection of commemorative essays by […]

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    Ashton, Hugh – The Basuto

    (London, Oxford University Press for the International African Institute, 1952) 8vo; original green cloth; price-clipped dustwrapper; pp. xi + (i) + 355 incl. index; monochrome photographic plates; folding map. Edgeworn dustwrapper and endpapers rather foxed sporadic light foxing elsewhere. Good condition. This book based largely on the author’s personal experiences when living in the village […]

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    Becker, Peter – Inland Tribes of Southern Africa

    (London: Granada, 1979) 4to; original brown cloth; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 188; maps numerous colour and black-and-white photographs. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper. Dustwrapper torn with loss. A little spotting to half-title page. Peter Becker is justly celebrated for his books and broadcasts on the indigenous peoples of Southern Africa. In this latest superbly […]

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    Becker, Peter – Trails & tribes in southern Africa

    (London, Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1975) Photographs by the author. Square quarto pictorial dustwrapper original cloth pp. 211 numerous photographic illustrations a few in colour. A little light foxing on preliminary pages dustwrapper.

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    Ben-Amos, Paula Girshick – Art, Innovation, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Benin

    (Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1999) 8vo; blue cloth; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xii + (ii) + 178 (including index and bibliography). Very good condition. Name of previous owner on front free endpaper. In the mid-seventeenth century a crisis in royal succession threatened the stability of the ruling dynasty in Benin. Not until the […]

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    Binns, C.T. – The warrior people. Zulu origins, customs and witchcraft

    (Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1974) Pictorial dustwrapper slightly rubbed pp. 283 plates. Endpapers and edges a little foxed. C. Theodore Binns is probably the world’s greatest authority on the Zulu nation and he had spent many years collecting the material for this fascinating book. He actually walked hundreds of miles to visit out of the […]

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    Bodley, John H. – Victims of Progress

    (Mountain View: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1990, 3rd edition) 233 x 157 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. ix + (i) + 261 incl. index; map; photographs; tables. Wrappers somewhat rubbed. Very good condition. Victims of Progress analyses the policies and motives underlying the interaction of industrial powers and with tribal peoples. Although the rights and traditions […]

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