Rare, antiquarian, used & out-of-print books on anthropogists' travels & Anthropology, for sale at Horizon Books.

ABRAHAMS, R. G.; The Political Organization of Unyamwezi. Cambridge, The University Press, 1967, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xvi, 208 pp, illustrations from photos on plates, drawings, diagrams, charts, maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, tiny tear, lightly rubbed at spine end), bookplate of Hans Claessen and date, else fine and clean in very good+ jacket.

A detailed stury of the political organization in this part of Tanzania shortly before independence including social, economic aspects, Nyamwezi chiefdoms, villages, emergence of national politics. Based on extensive fieldwork.

US$15. bookID # 12026


ANDERSEN, Johannes C., illustrated by Richard Wallwork; Myths & Legends of the Polynesians. London, George G. Harrap & Company, [1928], First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 16 cm]; 512 pp, 16 color plates from paintings including the frontis, 32 half-tone plates, other illus, folding map, glossary, index, original decorated blue cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, lightly stained on cover, inscribed on endpaper, interior is fine and clean, in good cover.

"Charming myths, ranging from New Zealand to Central Polynesia to Hawaii, have been retold by a Danish scholar." (A. Grove Day, in 'Pacific Islands Literature, one hundred basic books') The author edited the Journal of the Polynesian Society for 22 years, received the Royal Society Medal for Ethnology, and was a renowned scholar in the area. The romantic illustrations from Wallwork's paintings are supplemented by many photos of artifacts, textiles, tattoos, canoes, scenery, people, etc.

US$80. bookID # 10833


ANDRE, Eugene; A Naturalist in the Guianas. London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1904, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 16 cm]; xiv, 310 pp, frontis (port), 33 photo plates, with the two fine colored lithographed (chromolithographed) plates of birds, folding map, showing routes in red, original pictorialgilt cloth, spine very faded, edges lightly worn, hinges cracked but firm, else very good copy.

The author traveled up the Cuara, a tributary of the Orinoco, in 1897, 1898, 1900-1901 and describes the natural history and the native people. He made valuable contributions to our knowledge of birds life in the Venezuelan forests. Six of his party of 14 died after a shipwreck and the 26 days journey through the wilderness to the nearest settlement. It has become a classic work on the area. The preface by J. Scott Keltie gives an historical overview of the author's travels. Goodman 828. Wood 192: 'A scarce and interesting book'.

US$40. bookID # 976


BARNS, T. Alexander, with an introduction by Sir H. H. Johnston; The Wonderland of the Eastern Congo; the Region of the Snow-Crowned Volcanoes, the Pygmies, the Giant Gorilla and the Okapi. London & New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1922], First edition, large 8vo [25.5 x 17 cm]; xxxv, 288 pp, frontis, 107 plates from photo, folding map at end, index, original pictorial cloth, spine a little darkened, light wear at spine ends, map with tape repair on verso, very light foxing, else a very good copy.

"I have attempted to weave into my writing something of the fascination and spell of Africa, which bred in the solitudes of open plain and primeval forest, grip the traveller from first to last" (vii). The author explored the region about Lake Kivu and between Kivu and Ruwenzori in the Congo with good description of the native peoples and nature and with some emphasis on gorillas, elephants, lions, entomology, cannibals, the volcanoes, etc. The appendix lists the new species of butterflies and moths collected by the author and his wife who accompanied him.

US$130. bookID # 4292


BOEHM, Sir Edgar Collins; The Persian Gulf and South Sea Isles. London, Horace Cox, 1904, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xv, 180 pp, 15 plates from photos including frontis, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, cover lightly soiled, interior is clean, else a fine copy.

The first half of the book describes the author's journey in 1901 to Baghdad, Basra, Bahirin, Muscat, Sherpore, etc around the Persian Gulf where he visits some areas off the beaten track. The second half of the book describes his stay on several Pacific islands including Tonga, Haapai, Fiji, etc and is remarkable for its explicit illustrations of cannibals, including one entitled 'Cannibals dragging prisoners to the ovens', two others showing cannibals slaughtering their victims. The author didn't seem too concerned about becoming a victim. There have been only two copies at auction in the last 25 years, the last at Sotheby's in 1997 selling at US$782, although it wasn't in as good a condition as this copy.

US$725. bookID # 6652


BROWN, J. Tom; Among the Bantu Nomads; A Record of Forty Years Spent Among the Bechuana a Numerous & Famous Branch of the Central South African Bantu, with the First Full Description of their Ancient Customs, Manners & Beliefs. London, Seely, Service & Co., 1926, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 272, [xxiv, ads with illus] pp, frontis, plates from photos, folding map, original orange pictorial cloth, spine lightly faded, very slight soiling on cover but interior very clean and bright, fine.

Work 52. Conover 1724. The author spent from 1885 to 1924 in the area, dying before the book was published. The anthropologist A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, in the introduction, pays the author tribute as collecting, 'by far the greatest part of the information about native life that we now possess'. With chapters on the totem, family life, kinship, marriage laws and customs, burial customs, childhood, religion, the Badimo, demi-gods, priest craft, ceremonies, sacrifice, folklore, proverbs, history, etc.

US$150. bookID # 7986


BROWNE, Major G. St J. Orde; The Vanishing Tribes of Kenya. London, Seeley, Service & Co., 1925, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 284, [iv, ads] pp, frontis, well illustrated with photos, 2 maps including one folding detailed map of Kenya, index, original pictorial cloth gilt, spine lightly faded, short tear at spine head, Stuart Connolly's signature on endpaper, very good+.

A description of the manners and customs of the tribes dwelling on the vast southern slopes of Mount Kenya including marriage laws, domestic rites, arts & crafts, tattooing and dress, teeth-filing, weapons and warfare, music, dances, magic, religion, folklore, riddles, natural history.

US$135. bookID # 5272


BUNZEL, Ruth; Chichicastenango; A Guatemalan Village. Locust Valley, New York, J. J. Augustin Publisher, [1952], First edition, 8vo [24.5 x 17 cm]; xxvi, 438 pp, illustrations (one is a floor plan of church), tables, glossary, bibliog, original cloth, spine title lettering, interior is clean and near fine in very good cover, tight and sound copy.

Based on the author's research and extensive field work in 1930-32 and brought up-to-date with a detailed foreword by the author, the work describes economic and family life, government, religion, fiestas, rituals in this important city in the western highlands of Quiche of Guatemala, with sections on alcoholism, sorcery, placating idols, initiations, family breakup, betrothal, etc. Extensive appendices include the market, terms of relationships, dances, folklore, etc. A publication of the American Ethnological Society.

US$55. bookID # 12097


CAYLEY-WEBSTER, H.; Through New Guinea and the Cannibal Countries. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1898, First Edition, 8vo [21 x 16 cm]; xvii, 384 pp, photogravure frontis (port), 100 illustrations from photos, mostly full-page, a map is sometimes bound in but is here not found nor is it listed in the illustrations, original cloth, worn, especially at edges and spine, spine frayed and joint tear, internally light soiling, a few leaves loosening, good copy of scarce title, signed by author on tissue guard of frontispiece.

A classic and important study covering all aspects of native society. Various islands in the area are included in the study including New Britain, New Guinea, Ysabel Island, Kei Islands, New Hanover, Solomon Islands, Admiralty Islands, St. Gabriel, Hardy Island.

US$90. bookID # 2047


CEYSSENS, Joseph Henri Cecil; Pouvoir et Parente Chez Les Kongo-dinga Du Zaire. np, Krips Repro Meppel, [1984], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16.5 cm]; 528, tables, diagrams, glossary, bibliog, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, cover slightly used, ink note on one margin, else clean and fine, includes the loose errata sheet and 4 page loose summary in Dutch.

A very detailed scholarly anthropological study of the Kong-Dinga people in central Africa, Zaire, formerly Congo, relates to family, village life, culture, beliefs, customs, etc. Upper-Kasayi. With summaries in English, German and French and full study in French.

US$20. bookID # 12025


DOBRIZHOFFER, Martin; An Account of the Abipones, an Equestrian People of Paraguay. London, John Murray, 1822, First edition in English, translated from the original Latin, 8vo [21.5 x 13.5 cm]; complete in three volumes, viii, 435; v, 446; vi, 419 pp, contemporary calf boards, corners worn, rebacked with new linen spines, gilt title lettering on leather spine labels, very slightly foxed on few leaves, interiors are clean and fine, in good sound and tight bindings.

The author spent eighteen years in Paraguay with the Guaranis and Abipones peoples. The Abipones, now extinct, were driven out of the Gran Chaco by the Spanish, and these volumes now represents one of the few descriptions of this people. Borba de Moraes 267: 'He returned to Austria where he published this famous book. The first volume contains a description of Paraguay, the war against the mamelucos and other historical events. The last two volumes are concerned with the Abipones. The work was highly esteemed by Southey and inspired his poem, A Tale of Paraguay. The English translation was made by Sara Coleridge'. Sabin 20414. There is considerable description of the animal and plant life of Paraguay, including fruit bearing trees.

US$700. bookID # 12892


DOMENECH, Emmanuel H. D.; Seven Years' Residence in the Great Deserts of North America. London, Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, xxiv, 445, [i], [ii, ads of author's previous book], xii, 465, [i], [ii, ads] pp, 58 colored or tinted plates, folding colored map of US & southern Canada showing Indian tribes, tables, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, erasure on title page, old repair on volume II spine, very good+, interior is quite clean and fine.

Graff 1121. Howes D410. Sabin 20554. Clark III, 305. Wheat Transmississippi West 1003. Wagner-Camp 356:1. A complete copy of the first edition, with much on the Indians, their customs, religions, artifacts, utensils, languages, geography, etc. The illustrations, although some seem to be from Catlin or US government reports, are well-done and interesting and include scenery, building, portraits of native peoples, native handicrafts, weapons, fishing and musical instruments, costumes, ornaments, pottery, hieroglyphs, views, etc. Hand D233: 'Fine plates'. Field 105: 'He industriously gleaned from every source available and compiled a mass of material not without value or merit. . . vocabularies of some of their [Indian] languages form perhaps the most valuable portion of these volumes'. With much on the native tribes of Texas and Louisiana.

US$470. bookID # 11782


DOMVILLE-FIFE, Charles W.; Among Wild Tribes of the Amazons; An Account of Exploration & Adventure on the Mighty Amazon & its Confluents, with Descriptions of the Savage Head-hunting & Anthropophagous Tribes Inhabiting their Banks. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1924, First American edition, published same year as London edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 282 pp, frontis of shrunken head, numerous illustrations from photos on plates, plate of inscriptions from mysterious rock, 6 maps including foldout, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt lettering on spine, spine a little faded but lettering clear, short tears to spine end, light foxing on few leaves, but a very good copy, unmarked & complete.

"A thrilling tale of hairbreadth escapes", "one of the best books of travel and exploration for some years" (contemporary reviews). One of the better travel works of the period with descriptions of the native peoples, their customs, society, beliefs based on the author's extensive travels in Brazil and Peru.

US$30. bookID # 13665


EARL, George Windsor; The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago; Papuans. London, Hippolyte Bailliere, 1853, First edition, first issue, issued as volume I of the Ethnographical Library, with the extra title page, each complete, 12mo [21 x 14 cm]; 6 [ads], [i], xiv, 239, [ii] pp, 5 tinted lithographed plates including plates with orig hand-coloring & color frontis, one foldout plate, 2 folding maps, table including foldout table of 11 dialects, other engraved illus, original red blind-stamped cloth, with gilt spine title lettering, spine ends chipped with tear, corners a little worn, lightly foxed on few leaves but clean copy, very good.

Ferguson 9339. The author describes the peoples of New Guinea, the Arru Islands, Ceram, the Moluccas, the Philippines, Mindanao, Sulu, Borneo, Malay Peninsula, the Adamans, the Sunda Chain as well as Melville Island and North Australia, Port Essington, Carpentaria (Australian aboriginees).

US$450. bookID # 8807


EDBERG, Rolf; The Dream of Kilimanjaro. New York, Pantheon Books, [1976], First American edition, translated from Swedish by Keith Bradfield, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; [x], 179 pp, bibliog, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, slightly faded, dj (lightly chipped and tear at edge), clean, near fine in very good dj.

The award winning author, who was also ambassador and member of Swedish parliament, describes his travels in east Africa, especially the Great Rift Valley, and the origin and evolving of humans.

US$12. bookID # 11117


EICHHORN, Franz; The Lost World of the Amazon. London, Souvenir Press, 1955, First edition in English, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; [x], 188, [i] pp, illustrations from photos, map, original green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, slight damage to upper cover at edge, inscription, very good.

A film-makers trip down the Amazon with fascinating description of native peoples, wildlife, conditions, etc. There was also a more common travel book club edition.

US$5. bookID # 3870


ELLIS, Albert F.; introduction by Rt Hon. Viscount Bledisloe; Adventuring in the Coral Seas. Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1936, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; xvi, 264 pp, numerous illustrations from photos, text illus, endpaper maps, index, original cloth, spine faded, very good.

Travels to the islands of the south Pacific with good descriptions of their natural history, bird and fish life, native peoples, etc.

US$22. bookID # 3988


FIELD, Henry; Contributions to the Anthropology of Iran. Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History, 1939, First edition, 8vo [24 x 15 .5 cm]; 2 volumes, 507, [i]; [508]- 706 pp, frontis folding map, 144 plates from photos, most with several images, other illustrations in text, other maps, tables, detailed bibliog, indexes, contemporary half leather, title on red labels, spines rubbed, interiors are clean and fine including plates.

A detailed study by the curator of the museum in Chicago, with details on the peoples of Persia (Iran) and excellent illustrations of villages, peoples (including 64 images of Jews of Isfahan), buildings, monuments, views, etc.

US$130. bookID # 11571


FIELD, Henry; The Track of Man; Adventures of an Anthropologist. Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, 1953, First Edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; 448 pp, illustrations from photos, index, map eps, original cloth, dj (bit chipped at foot of spine), fine in vg dj.

A well written autobiography of the author's adventures in Western Asia and Europe. His earlier books were on the peoples of Iran, Iraq and the Caucasus but were of a technical nature.

US$4. bookID # 2919


FREEMAN-GRENVILLE, G. S. P.; The French at Kilwa Island; An Episode in Eighteenth-century East African History. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1965, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xvi, 243 pp, frontis, 4 maps including folding, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (light wear at spine end, not price clipped), few light pencil marks in margin, else clean near fine copy.

Based on early letters by an eyewitness, the work describes a French attempt to establish a slave trading centre on the Tanganyika (now Tanzania) coast at Kilwa, and describes in detail the Afro-Arab society, trade, politics in a period not previously described. Largely from the pen of a surgeon turned slave trade but with an extensive introduction providing historical perspective.

US$35. bookID # 12016


FURER HAIMENDORF, Christoph von; Himalayan Barbary. New York, Abelard-Schuman Inc., [1956], First American edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xiv, 241 pp, 35 illustrations from photos, including full-page, double-page map of Suansiri area in Assam with inset, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering on spine, dj (not price clipped, chip at spine end), clean and fine in very good dj.

The anthropologist author explored the area west of the Subansiri River to gather information on the Daflas and Apa Tanis tribes in the eastern Himalayas. The author describes their codes of honour, the strategy of raiding, bartering of slaves, system of hostages, their techniques of peace negotiations, justice, execution of criminals, social etiquette, customs of these peoples.

US$25. bookID # 10488


GARLAND, Hamlin, illustrated by Frederick Remington; The Book of the American Indian. New York and London, Harper & Brothers, 1923, First edition (so stated), 4to [31.5 x 23 cm]; [xii], 274 pp, color frontis from painting (short tear in margin), plus 34 plates, including color, from paintings by Remington, original cloth backed boards with original tipped in picture after Remington drwg on front, spine bit faded, corners worn, very good solid copy.

Interesting episodes that describe native life. The plates by Remington were mostly published in Harper's Magazine in 1880s and 1890s

US$18. bookID # 6205


GREEN, Eda; Borneo, the Land of River and Palm. Westminster, Society for the Propagation, 1912, new edition, expanded from first edition of 1909, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; xvi, 172 pp, frontis with tissue guard, complete with numerous illustrations on plates from photos and drwgs, 2 folding maps including one with tribes, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, name on endpaper, very good overall and interior is clean and near fine.

There is a preface by the bishop of Labuan and Sarawak and foreword by Bishop Hose. A very informative work, excellent illustrations including of weaving and looms, making poison dart, handicrafts and charms, views, activities, portraits, etc.

US$150. bookID # 11563


GUPPY, Nicholas; Wai-Wai; Through the Forests North of the Amazon. New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1958, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; x, 375 pp, illustrations from photos, endpaper maps showing author's route, profile of Serra Acarai Rain Forest, index and glossary, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, corner slightly bumped, clean and near fine in good dj (rubbed, spine end chipped, but not price clipped).

The author was the first white man to penetrate these forests of Amazonia drained by the upper parts of the Rio Trombetas in British Guiana near the Brazilian border, where he found tribes of Indians whose existence was only legendary up to then. He describes the native peoples, their activities, customs, beliefs, religion, as well as the botany and the rain forests, based on two expeditions over a four year period. Guppy, the first to write of the people there, describes their art as becoming increasingly abstract and the reasons for it.

US$22. bookID # 12085


HOEFLER, Paul L.; Africa Speaks; A Story of Adventure; The Chronicle of the First Trans-African Journey by Motor Truck from Mombassa on the Indian Ocean to Lagos on the Atlantic, through Central Equatorial Africa. Chicago, The John C. Winston Company, [1931], First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xii, 469 pp, color frontis and 143 illustrations from photos, glossary of African words, list animals, map endpapers, showing route in blue, index, original pictorial gilt cloth with gilt lettering spine, gilt on front cover slightly rubbed, small inkstamp of Dr. Eugene Erikson on blank endpaper, else near fine, clean throughout.

The author traveled extensively through central Africa (including Nigeria, Lake Chad, Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, etc) when it was still largely wild, describing the native peoples and wildlife especially the larger mammals. He also produced a film in part based on these travels. The author admits to taking some liberties in making the film, although the book is stated to be more factual.

US$42. bookID # 10476


JOELSON, F. S. [compiler & editor]; Eastern Africa Today and Tomorrow. London, East Africa, 1934, , large 8vo [25.5 x 17.5 cm]; xvii, 376 pp, 11 maps including frontis, 64 other illus, photos, index, original cloth, spine faded but title lettering clean, else a clean fine copy with presentation inscription signed by author and loose one page typed letter from author on East Africa letterhead, signed by him.

Includes chapters by various experts on a wide range topics including trade, mining, air photographic survey, aviation in East Africa, big game, fishing, broadcasting, electricity development, social research, native life, architecture, forestry, coffee growing, tobacco, sugar, geography. It covers mainly Kenya, Tanganyikka, Portuguese East Africa, Rhodesia, Uganda, Zanzibar, Sudan, Somaliland, Nyasaland. There is also an East African Buyer's Guide and ads for various local products and businesses.

US$150. bookID # 7939


JOHNSTON, James; Reality Versus Romance in South Central Africa; Being an Account of Journey Across the Continent from Benguella on the West Through Bihe, Ganguella, Barotse, the Kalahari Desert, Mashonaland, Manica, Gorongoza, Nyasa, Shire Highlands to Mouth of Zambesi. New York, Fleming H. Revell Company, [1893], First edition, large 8vo [25 x 17.5 cm]; 353 pp, 51 fine plates from photos, including frontis, color folding map with author's route in red, original pictorial cloth, vignette and gilt lettering on spine, professionally rebacked preserving the original cloth which is a little chipped on spine ends, new endpapers, map with short tear at fold, very good solid copy.

Mendelssohn p. 788: ". . . an interesting account of the country and its inhabitants. . . interesting account of Zimbabwe". The author, a medical doctor living in Jamaica, travelled 4,500 miles, mostly on foot over a period of 20 months, including many parts previously unexplored. "He never once found himself prompted to fire a shot in anger. . . he can say what perhaps no other man who has crossed Africa can - that of the many native carriers who travelled with him he did not lose one by death." (p. 6) An interesting and detailed account, the author was able to gain information as a doctor not available otherwise. The plates are very sharp and are not made from a screening process.

US$240. bookID # 5952


KEELY, Robert N.; G. G. Davis; In Arctic Seas, the Voyage of the "Kite" with the Peary Expedition together with a Transcript of the Log of the "Kite". Philadelphia, Rufus C. Hartranft, 1893, , 8vo [23 x 17 cm]; vii, 524 pp, frontis, many illustrations & plates, folding map of Greenland, original pictorialred cloth with silver scene on cover, gilt lettering, rubbed, front hinge strengthened, very good copy.

AB 8484: "The expedition of 1891-2, sponsored by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, was under command of Peary until he left the ship, then under Prof. A. Heilprin. The personnel included zoologists and botanists." Much on the West Greenland coast, natives, ice, etc.

US$55. bookID # 2542


KEMP, Dennis; Nine Years at the Gold Coast. London, Macmillan and Co., 1898, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xv, 279 pp, frontis map, numerous illustrations from photos, including some of artifacts, index, original cloth with gilt medallion on front cover, gilt lettering, rubbed at edges, very light foxing in some margins, very good clean copy.

Work 205. The author, who was a missionary for many years in the region and travelled extensively, describes the peoples in detail including their customs, habits, beliefs, and provides good illustrations including of the people, view, fetishes, native goldsmith work, village life, etc.

US$160. bookID # 6100


MACKENZIE, Jean Kenyon; Black Sheep; Adventures in West Africa. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916, First edition, 8vo [20 x 13 cm]; xii, 314 pp, frontis, plates from photos, original pebbled cloth, spine slightly discolored, signature on endpaper, near fine copy, pages very clean.

A description of a stay of over a decade in Gaboon (French Congo), at various mail stations, with much on the missionary activities, schools, and the native peoples in the area including the Njem tribe in the Lomie district, about 400 miles inland from the coastal town of Kribi.

US$10. bookID # 5638


MARKHAM, Sir Clements; The Incas of Peru. London, John Murray, 1912, , 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; xvi, 443 pp, 16 illustrations including frontis and 12 plates, large folding colored map at rear, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine end with chip, lightly rubbed, very minor foxing on a few margins and edge of text block, ink name on upper edge, frontis with tissue guard, very good sound condition, interior clean.

An important contribution by an expert and scholar on the Incas, the author was influenced by Prescott's 'Conquest of Peru', published in 1843. Markham describes his visit to Prescott in the preface, some 60 years later, providing interesting insights. With interesting illustrations, mostly from photos.

US$55. bookID # 11382


MARSHALL, A. J.; The Men and Birds of Paradise; Journeys through Equatorial New Guinea. London, William Heinemann, [1938], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xii, 299 pp, numerous illustrations from photos, drwg by John Baker, map, original green cloth, gilt spine lettering clear, light foxing on edge, very good.

An expedition in northern New Guinea with travels and descriptions of the native peoples, their customs, way of life, nature, etc.

US$55. bookID # 5992


MAYBURY-LEWIS, David; The Savage and the Innocent. Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Company, [1965], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 270 pp, 3 maps, illustrations from photos on plates, index, original blue cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, dj (not price clipped, very minor rubbing at lower edge), clean and fine copy.

A narrative of the anthropologist author's living with the Shavante and the Sherente peoples in the Amazon of central Brazil, with this wife and baby son. A fascinating description of these people and their way of life.

US$10. bookID # 11326


MAZIERE, Francis; Expedition Tumuc-Humac. Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, 1955, First Edition, 8vo; 249 pp, illustrations from photos, ep maps, original cloth, dj (edgewear), else fine.

The story of 2 men and one woman who were the first whites to cross into this area of Guiana, presents an exciting account of the first contacts with the native people and with the jungle. The jacket design is by Edward Gorey.

US$5. bookID # 1004


MCQUADE, James; The Cruise of the Montauk to Bermuda, The West Indies and Florida. New York, Thomas R. Knox & Co, 1885, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xv, [i], 441 pp, frontis, numerous engraved plates, illustrations of musical scores, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, all edges gilted, spine lightly faded but lettering clear, slight wear at edge, name on blank endpaper but a near fine copy, very clean and bright.

The attractive plates are of native peoples, vegetation, sailing scenes, and many views, including of Bermuda, Basse Terre, St. Kitt's, Nevis, St. Pierre, Martinique, Trinidad, Curacoa, Jamaica, Havana, Cuba, St. Augustine, Florida, etc. Welch p. 97. Clark I, 399. Smith M37: 'covers most of the Caribbean islands'. This copy has a loose 'Finis', a four-page addenda describing events after the book was published and inserted into some copies, dated December 17th, 1884, by the author.

US$65. bookID # 13817


MELVILLE, Herman; Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas; Being a Sequel to the "Residence in the Marquesas Islands". London, John Murray, 1847, First edition, small 8vo [17.5 x 12 cm]; xiii, 321 pp, map frontispiece, text illus, contemporary half calf, raised bands, decorated in gilt and blind, red title labels with gilt lettering, marbled boards, rubbed at edges, a very good copy, clean throughout.

BAL 13655, with the 'P' at p. 209, as signature mark, showing top half only, no priority of states. The London edition preceeded the US edition by several weeks. Hill 196: "This work deals with Melville and his part in the mutiny aboard the Julia, called in this book, Lucy Ann. Melville then spent about three months wandering in various parts of Tahiti and Imeeo (Moorea) as a beachcomber and was able to make extensive observations on the social conditions of the natives. This work is also a true story." The author has been described as "the most important of all the great American writers" and later wrote Moby Dick. This is the author's second book.

US$500. bookID # 5233


MIGEOD, Frederick William Hugh; Across Equatorial Africa. London, Heath Cranton Limited, 1923, First edition, thick 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; 397 pp, 71 illustrations on 49 photos plates including frontis, plus 11 plates of face marks, 5 illustrations of wall drawings, map showing route in red, tables, index, original blue cloth with gilt spine title lettering, spine a little faded but lettering clear, a clean fine copy.

Work p. 85. A narrative of the author's two journeys across Africa, the first from the Cameroons, Gaboon and following the equator to Lake Victoria to Mombassa, the second somewhat further south through Tanganyika to the River Congo on the Atlantic, to study ethnology and natural history. The author was a well regarded expert on African languages and provided extensive language specimens and relationships of tribes based on language in the appendix.

US$190. bookID # 8728


MIGEOD, Frederick William Hugh; Through Nigeria to Lake Chad. London, Heath Cranton, 1924, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; 330 pp, 20 plates from photos, including frontis, some plates with two images, 2 foldout maps, other illustrations of face marks from drwgs, index, bibliog, original cloth with spine title lettering, covers a little rubbed and marked, newer endpapers, very good complete copy with only slight foxing at outer edge.

A narrative of the author's travels to Lake Chad by way of the Benue river, with a return journey along the northern frontier of Nigeria to Kano through semi-desert, and down the railway to Lagos, to study ethnology, especially the movements of tribes caused by the desiccation of the country. The author spent 25 years in the area, having conducted numerous expeditions, and provides detailed observations of the Lake Chad area, Niger Delta, Benue River to Ibi, Yola, Garua, Bornu, Dikoa, Ngala, Kukawa, River Yobe, Bedde Country, Katagum, Hadeija, Garun Gabbas, Machena, Gumel, Kano, etc, the peoples, geology, customs, much on face markings. The appendix includes vocabularies of local languages. Work 24.

US$290. bookID # 8328


MILLIGAN, Robert H.; The Jungle Folk of Africa. New York, Fleming H. Revell Company, [1908], Second edition, the same year as the first edition, 8vo [21 x 14.5 cm]; 380, [iv, ads] pp, frontis, plus 15 plates from photos, original pictorial cloth, rubbed, small light stain in upper margins, good copy.

Based on seven years in Africa, the author gives his impressions of the peoples, their lives, society, native religion, customs, folk-lore, etc.

US$12. bookID # 6186


MONCKTON, Captain C. A. W.; Taming New Guinea. New York, Dodd Mead and Company, 1922, first published in London, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; x, [ii], 337 pp, frontis (port), 37 illustrations from photos, foldout map, index, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, very good+ clean copy.

The author, a colonial officer for many years in New Guinea, writes from his experiences of the people and places, with much on the native peoples. Presented from the Bull Family on the endpaper.

US$18. bookID # 4776


MPETI, Mpase Nselenge, preface by J. Vansina; L'Evolution de la Solidarite Traditionnelle en Milieu Rural et Urbain au Zaire; le cas des Ntomba et des Basengele du Lac Mai-Ndombe. Kinshasa, Presses Universitaires du Zaire, 1974, First edition, 8vo [24 x 16.5 cm]; 284, [iii] pp, illus, maps, table, bibliog, glossary, original heavy paper wraps, title on front cover, tiny hole in lower margins, cover slightly rubbed, interior clean, very good.

An anthropological study related to the Ntomba and Basengeles peoples, in French.

US$30. bookID # 12014


MUTHIANI, Joseph; Akamba From Within; Egalitarianism in Social Relations. New York, Exposition Press, [1973], First edition, 12mo [21 x 14 cm]; 128 pp, illus, bibliog, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (wear at edges, not price clipped), signature on endpaper, marginal note, very good overall.

A study of the Akamba people of central highlands of Kenya, which were disappearing at the time. Included is a book review appearing in the American Anthropologist, inserted loosely.

US$30. bookID # 12015


NEWTON, Henry; In Far New Guinea; A Stirring Record of Work and Observation Amongst the People of New Guinea, with a Description of Their Manners, Customs & Religions. London, Seeley, Service & Co., 1914, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; [xii], 304, 16 [ads] pp, frontis, 46 illustrations from photos, mostly full-page, folding map (split in fold), index, original blue pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilted, spine faded, edges rubbed, corner bumped, few leaves bit foxed, good copy.

The author first travelled to New Guinea from Australia in 1899, where he travelled extensively throughout the British New Guinea, Papua, over a 14 year period, describing the peoples in detail, their customs, rituals, society, etc. The illustrations are quite good.

US$130. bookID # 6353


O'BRIEN, Frederick; Mystic Isles of the South Seas. New York, Century Co, 1921, First Edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xv, 534 pp, illustrations from photos, few from drwgs, including portraits by George Biddle, folding colored map of the South Sea Islands with inset of Tahiti, original pictorial cloth, quarter inch tear at foot of spine, outer cover chipped for one inch, very good with the author's signature.

A well-illustrated account, largely related to the native peoples of Tahiti, but including nature, customs, etc, described before the massive tourist development of the area.

US$21. bookID # 8672


PEARN, Norman Stone and Vernon Barlow; Quest for Sheba. London, Ivor Nicholson and Watson, 1937, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xii, [13] - 258 pp, frontis, photo plates, index, map endpapers, original cloth with title lettering on spine, dj (chipped at foot of spine with loss of one letter, not price clipped), small stain on lower spine but clean and fine in a very good dust jacket.

Pearn travelled to Yemen, South West Arabia, in search of the lost cities of the Queen of Sheba, and provides a fascinating account of the people, cities, conditions, in many previously unexplored and unmapped areas, being the first non-native to reach some of the locations. The appendix relates his exploration to biblical events and includes a letter from S. John Philby on the difficulties of travelling in this area.

US$60. bookID # 9022


REDMAYNE, W. B.; Across Africa on a Lorry. London, Marshall, Morgan & Scott, nd [c1938], First edition, 12mo [19 x 12.5 cm]; xii, 13 - 128 pp, frontis and many plates from photos, map showing route, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, edges lightly rubbed, presentation inscription from G. L. Whitman, dated 1940, else a near fine and clean copy in scarce dust jacket (spine ends chipped, not price clipped).

A narrative of a 5,000 mile journey from Lagos, Nigeria, Cameroons, through Central Africa and Sudan by truck, often where there were no roads. The numerous illustrations record the native peoples, customs, living conditions, activities, village life, sports, etc.

US$80. bookID # 12941


ROBBINS, Wilfred William; John Peabody Harrington and Barbara Freire-Marreco; Ethnobotany of the Tewa Indians. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1916, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15 cm]; xii, 118 pp, plates from photos, illustrations from drwgs, folding map, index of botanical names, bibliog, original cloth, 'complements of US Bureau of Ethnology, Washington' written on front endpaper, else near fine.

An early work on ethnobotany, with detailed descriptions of uses of plants both native and imported into the region for the Tewa people of New Mexico.

US$12. bookID # 5356


SHORTER, Aylward; Chiefship in Western Tanzania; A Political History of the Kimbu. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1972, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xxvi, 439 pp, frontis and plates from photos, maps, charts, diagrams, tables, appendix, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (spine lightly faded, not price clipped), clean, fine and unmarked.

A detailed work which relates to why chiefdoms proliferate in Africa, the author studies the Kimbu people, their politics, clans, chiefly regalia, etc and shows how conflicts and attitudes deriving from traditional political structure underlie colonial and post-independence administration.

US$50. bookID # 12029


SKEAT, Walter William, with preface by Charles Otto Blagden; Malay Magic being an Introduction to the Folklore and Popular Religion of the Malay Peninsula. London, Macmillan and Co., 1900, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xiv, 685, [ii, publisher's ads] pp, 28 plates, other illus, index, bibliog, original cloth with gilt decoration and spine title lettering, rubbed, preface leaf chipped, otherwise a solid very good copy.

A detailed work with sections on supernatural, magicians, rites, spirits, demons, ghosts, magic rites in all its aspects with good illustrations and appendices.

US$250. bookID # 8135


SMITH, Nicol; Bush Master; Into the Jungles of Dutch Guiana. Indianapolis, New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1941], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; 315 pp, frontis, numerous illustrations from photos by the author, Arawak vocabulary, map endpapers, original cloth, gilt lettering, slight shelfwear, some light foxing on some leaves, very good+.

Interesting travel narrative of a largely unknown country with an emphasis on the native people, customs, social life in the bush, nature, jungle, etc.

US$7. bookID # 5552


STARR, Frederick; In Indian Mexico; A Narrative of Travel and Labor. Chicago, Forbes & Company, 1908, First edition, thick 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; xi, 425 pp, numerous plates and frontis from photos by author, some plates with two photos, itinerary, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine edge a little rubbed, endpaper name, internal hinge repair, interior is clean and fine in very good+ cover.

Hand S480. The anthropologist author's earlier work, Indians of Southern Mexico, produced in only a limited edition was highly regarded but consists of mostly photos (but excellent ones), although he published a number of other papers, mostly short, on the subject. This work provides a detailed travel narrative through Oaxaca, Chiapis, parts of Guatemala, Dos Rios to photograph the Otamis of Huixquilucan, to Patzcuaro to study the Tarascans, to Uruapan, Tlaxcala, Cuauhtlantzinco, Zamora, states of Puebla, Hidalgo and many others, travelling by railroad where possible, or steamer, horseback, etc. Based on several expeditions from 1896 to 1901, the author was able to greatly expand his earlier works and produce this important book that preserves much information which is not available elsewhere and of towns and regions that have greatly changed in the last 100 years. 'A first hand, reliable picture. . . an outstanding work' (Emory Bogardus).

US$210. bookID # 12269


TALBOT, P. Amaury; In the Shadow of the Bush. New York, London, George H. Doran; William Heinemann, 1912, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16.5 cm]; xiv, 500 pp, colored frontis of Ekoi Girl in Fatting House costume, numerous illustrations from photos, folding drwg of wall decoration, folding map colored in outline (short tear at fold), tables, index, original green cloth with mounted illustration on cover as issued, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, lower corner bumped, with only slight rubbing, but a clean, bright fine copy.

The author travelled extensively in the Oban District of Southern Nigeria and part of the Cameroons to study the Ekoi people as well as the natural history of the area. Included are chapters on religion, Egbo, Jujus, position of women, birth customs, divination, witchcraft, funeral ceremonies, war, government, folk-lore, etc, with detailed appendices on taboos, clubs, anthropometrics, orthography, grammar, vocabularies, botany, zoology, mineralogy, meteorology, geography. Work 109. 'He was one of the first generation of colonial servants who combined anthropological proficiency with administrative ability, and his several volumes are highly regarded' (Conover).

US$240. bookID # 8736


TALBOT, P. Amaury; In the Shadow of the Bush. London, William Heinemann, 1912, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16.5 cm]; xiv, 500 pp, colored frontis of Ekoi Girl in Fatting House costume, numerous illustrations from photos, folding drawing of wall decoration, folding map colored in outline (short tear at fold), tables, index, original green cloth with mounted illustration on cover as issued, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, spine edges a bit rubbed, front internal hinge cracking but firm, slight foxing on few margins but a clean, near fine copy.

The author travelled extensively in the Oban District of Southern Nigeria and part of the Cameroons to study the Ekoi people as well as the natural history of the area. Included are chapters on religion, Egbo, Jujus, position of women, birth customs, divination, witchcraft, funeral ceremonies, war, government, folk-lore, etc, with detailed appendices on taboos, clubs, anthropometrics, orthography, grammar, vocabularies, botany, zoology, mineralogy, meteorology, geography. Work 109. 'He was one of the first generation of colonial servants who combined anthropological proficiency with administrative ability, and his several volumes are highly regarded' (Conover).

US$200. bookID # 8865


TALBOT, P. Amaury; Life in Southern Nigeria; The Magic, Beliefs and Customs of the Ibibio Tribe. London, Macmillan and Co., 1923, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xvi, 356 pp, 32 plates from photos, with 51 illustrations, large folding, partly colored map at end, errata slip (often lacking), index, complete copy, original blue cloth, with spine title lettering, dust jacket (not clipped, bit chipped at upper edge), else near fine, interior clean, with the scarce jacket.

Work 62. Conover 786: 'He was one of the first generation of colonial servants who combined anthropological proficiency with administrative ability, and his several volumes are highly regarded'. A well-illustrated account with descriptions of the peoples of southern Nigeria, especially the Eket district, the deities, witchcraft, magic plays, spirits of beasts and trees, ceremonies, secret societies, marriage, tabu, war. topography, etc, with excellent illustrations including the illustration of the 'Phallic Juju' which was to bring fertility to farms, fetishes, activities, rituals, cookery, sacred dances, etc.

US$140. bookID # 8691


TALBOT, P. Amaury; Life in Southern Nigeria; The Magic, Beliefs and Customs of the Ibibio Tribe. London, Macmillan and Co., 1923, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xvi, 356 pp, 32 plates from photos, with 51 illustrations, large folding, partly colored map at end, errata slip (often lacking), index, complete, original blue pictorial gilt cloth, with title lettering on new cloth spine, new endpapers, a very good, sound and tight copy, clean throughout.

Work 62. Conover 786: 'He was one of the first generation of colonial servants who combined anthropological proficiency with administrative ability, and his several volumes are highly regarded'. A well-illustrated account with descriptions of the peoples of southern Nigeria, especially the Eket district, the deities, witchcraft, magic plays, spirits of beasts and trees, ceremonies, secret societies, marriage, taboo, war. topography, etc, with excellent illustrations including the illustration of the 'Phallic Juju' which was to bring fertility to farms, fetishes, activities, rituals, cookery, sacred dances, etc.

US$120. bookID # 12989


TURNER, George; Nineteen Years in Polynesia: Missionary Life, Travels, and Researches in the Islands of the Pacific. London, John Snow, 1861, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16.5 cm]; xii, 548, 16 [publisher's ads] pp, plates and illus, color frontis of Samoan Orator in color photocopy, map, extra illustrations not in list of illus, folding table at end (often lacking), new cloth preserving the original cloth of covers and gilt lettering of spine, stains on title page, few marginal pencil notes on few leaves, spine label removed, solid and tight copy.

Hill p. 295. Mostly on Samoa and New Hebrides, the author describes the peoples, their customs, society, wars, mythology, language, canoes, clothing, food, amusements, as well as his activities there. The very large folding table compares the dialects for 24 islands for about 120 words. An appendix gives the meteorological data averaged over seven years for each month of the year.

US$140. bookID # 8788


TURNER, George, preface by E. B. Tylor; Samoa; a Hundred Years Ago and Long Before; together with Notes on the Cults and Customs of Twenty-three Other Islands in the Pacific. London, Macmillan and Co., 1884, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; xvi, [ii], 395, 32 [publisher's ads dated November 1884] pp, frontis, plates, 3 maps (Samoa, Tokelau, Ellice and Gilbert Islands, New Hebrides), tables, index, original red cloth, black-ruled border, gilt spine title lettering, spine darkened, front hinge cracking but firm, a clean, solid and very good unopened copy.

A pioneering work on Polynesia and origin and relationship of Polynesians, with description of religions, customs, cooking, amusements, mortality, rituals, housing, canoes, manufactures, government, laws, warfare, their astronomy, folklore, politics, ethnology. The appendix contains tables of 132 words in 59 Polynesian dialects.

US$265. bookID # 6945


WALKER, H. Wilfrid; Wanderings Among South Sea Savages and in Borneo and the Philippines. London, Witherby, 1909, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xvi, 254, [ii, ads] pp, 48 plates from photos including frontis, index, original cloth, top edge gilted, spine lightly faded, light foxing on some leaves, very good.

The author, a member of the Royal Geographical Society, travelled extensively, including to Fiji, New Guinea, Borneo, Sarawak, describing the native peoples, cannibals, the jungles, etc.

US$65. bookID # 5136


WEEKS, John H.; Among Congo Cannibals; Experiences, Impressions and Adventures During a Thirty Years' Sojourn Amongst the Boloki and Other Congo Tribes with a Description of their curious Habits, Customs, Religion & Laws. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1913, First American edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 352 pp, frontis and numerous plates from photos, folding color map at rear, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, top edge gilted, spine faded, very good, internally clean.

Work p. 64. A detailed and interesting work. The appendices are on bread-making, Boloki language, counting and kinship, native diseases, health of white men on the Congo.

US$110. bookID # 5160


WEEKS, John H.; Among the Primitive Bakongo; A Record of Thirty Years' Close Intercourse with the Bakongo and Other Tribes of Equatorial Africa, with a Description of their Habits, Customs & Religious Beliefs. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1914, First American edition, published same year as first English edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvi, 318 pp, frontis, 40 illus, including full-page from photos, folding detailed map, partly in color, index, original red pictorial gilt cloth (with picture of native in Buffalo disguise), top edge gilted, with gilt lettering on spine, light foxing, a very bright, unworn cover, fine copy.

Work 64. The author describes the people of the Lower Congo and his extensive travels in the area, with sections on court etiquette, language and proverbs, native foods and drinks, social life, Congo women and their ways, native amusements, curses, fetishes, warfare, hunting, black magic and white magic, religion, etc. An appendix lists native diseases and their remedies.

US$120. bookID # 6254


WILLIAMSON, Robert W.; The Ways of the South Sea Savage; A Record of Travel & Observation Amongst the Savages of the Solomon Islands & Primitive Coast & Mountain Peoples of New Guinea. London, Seeley, Service & Co, 1914, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 308 pp, frontis, illustrations & plates from photos, folding color map, original pictorial cloth, worn, light foxing on some leaves, ink name of previous owner on endpaper, near fine, complete.

A detailed study of the Papuans and Solomon Islanders before their culture was destroyed by other civilizations, with good illustrations.

US$110. bookID # 5375


WRIGHT, Malcolm; The Gentle Savage. Melbourne, Lansdowne Press, [1966], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; [x], 172 pp, frontis, illustrations from photos, map endpapers, original cloth, dj (bit worn at spine ends), else fine.

The author describes his life in Papua New Guinea in the 1930s, where he tried to break down the isolation of the various peoples there. Much on the customs and society of the native peoples. The area was an Australian colony at the time.

US$15. bookID # 5331


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