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Collection of Vintage African Tourist Snapshot Sets - Postcards, South Africa

By: Artco, Newman, etc.

Price: $45.00

Seller ID: 1175

Condition: Near Fine


Collection of Vintage African Tourist Snapshots. Five complete sets of vintage tourist “snapshots,” none dated but probably c.1930-‘50s. Includes are: “12 Delightful Snapshots of African Native Life,” Newman Art Publishing Co., 6.4cm by 9cm, twelve black and white images with captions like “A Zulu Chief Salutes at His Kraal Door,” “A Brown Sun Baby of the Matabele Tribe, S. Rhodesia,” and “A Zulu Damsel’s Bridal Coiffure,” all fine but for one c... View more info

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MANDE POTTERS & LEATHERWORKERS (African Art)

By: Barbara E. Frank

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Smithsonian: 1998

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 1173

ISBN: 1560987944

Condition: Near Fine


Frank, Barbara E. Mande Potters & Leather-Workers: Art and Heritage in West Africa. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998, first printing. Hardcover with dust jacket, 22cm by 28.5cm, xvi, 192 pp. Brown cloth with copper spine titles. Near fine book in a very good jacket with very light sun fading along the spine. “Among the Mande-speaking groups dispersed throughout much of West Africa, certain artists -- including potters and leatherworkers -- form ... View more info

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West African Folk Tales

By: Berry, Jack, trans.; Richard Spears, ed., intro.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Evanston, IL, Northwestern University Press: 1994

Edition: 1994

Seller ID: 2706

Condition: Very Good


Wraps, 15 by 22.8 cm, xxvi 229 pp. Very good with only minor signs of shelf wear to the wraps. From the publisher: “These 123 tales reflect the rich oral tradition of West African folklore. Playful and sly, they teem with talking animals and shape-shifting tricksters, with pacts and promises made and broken, and with impossible deeds done through chicanery and magic. These tales deal with themes common throughout West Africa and the world. Indeed, American readers wi... View more info

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Representing Africa in American Art Museums: A Century of Collecting and Display - Custom Hardcover in African Cloth

By: Berzock, Kathleen Bickford; Christa Clarke, eds.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Seattle, University of Washington: 2011

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 1157

ISBN: 0295989610

Condition: Fine


Hardcover (see below), 22cm by 26cm, viii, 312 pp. Fine, unread copy. Originally issued in wraps, this copy has a custom, one-of-a-kind binding created by Michigan binder Vernon Wiering. It employs a hand-dyed cloth over a brown leather spine with gilt spine titles. The cloth, imported by the non-profit Fabulous African Fabrics (FAF), is from Nairobi, Kenya, ands was created by an organization that provides job training for women who were formally in the sex trade. ... View more info

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When Animals Sing and Spirits Dance, Gule Wamkulu: The Great Dance of the Chewa People of Malawi - SIGNED

By: Boucher, Claude; Gary J. Morgan

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Oxford, Kungoni Centre of Culture and Art: 2012

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1168

ISBN: 0957050801

Condition: Fine


Boucher, Claude; Gary J. Morgan, ed., additional text. When Animals Sing and Spirits Dance, Gule Wamkulu: The Great Dance of the Chewa People of Malawi. Oxford: Kungoni Centre of Culture and Art, 2012, first printing. Signed by Morgan on the title page: “Tsalani bwino [travel safely], Gary Morgan.” Hardcover with dust jacket, 23cm by 28cm, xxviii, 275 pp., heavily illustrated in color. New copy with only faint signs of shelf wear. From the jacket flap: “When ... View more info

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Voodoo-Eros: Ethnological Studies in the Sex-Life of the African Aborigines

By: Bryk, Felix; Mayne R. Sexton, trans.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Syd Schuldiner/Privately Printed: 1933

Edition: Limited ed

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1165

Condition: Very Good


Bryk, Felix; Mayne R. Sexton, trans. Voodoo-Eros: Ethnological Studies in the Sex-Life of the African Aborigines. New York: Syd Schuldiner/Privately Printed, 1933, number 262 of a limited edition of 495 copies “sold only by subscription to physicians and adult students of sexology and anthropology." Hardcover, 15.5cm by 23cm, 256 pp., illus. Tan cloth with gilt spine and cover titles and gilt design on the front cover depicting an aboriginal couple. Signed by the ... View more info

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Sanamu: Adventures in Search of African Art

By: Dick-Read, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1964

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 1161

Condition: Very Good


Dick-Read, Robert. Sanamu: Adventures in Search of African Art. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1964. Hardcover with dust jacket, 14.5cm by 22cm, 271 pp. plus a 16-page section of black and white photographs. Very good hardcover, dust jacket is price-clipped with edge wear. From the front flap: “Robert Dick-Read spent several years living and travelling in more than twenty African countries; he has run his own art and curio shop in Mombasa, made films on early Christia... View more info

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The World of Spirits and Ancestors: In the Art of Western Sub-Saharan Africa

By: Elizabeth Skidmore Sasser

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Lubbock, Texas Tech University Press: 1995

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 1169

ISBN: 0896723461

Condition: Fine


Sasser, Elizabeth Skidmore. The World of Spirits and Ancestors in the Art of Western Sub-Saharan Africa. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1995, first printing. Hardcover with dust jacket, 22.5cm by 28.5cm, xxii, 185 pp., heavily illus. in [mostly] color. Fine in like jacket, appears unread. The first survey of Texas Tech’s African art collection comprised mainly of masks and figural carvings from the Julius Walker and Elliot Howard collections. (os) Dust jac... View more info

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Africa Witchcraft & Ritual Music: Recorded in Kenya and Tanzania by David Fanshawe (LP Record)

By: Fanshawe, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Nonesuch Records: 1975

Seller ID: 2349

Condition: Very Good


H-72066. Vinyl LP record in original sleeve. Very good vinyl with only a few minor, shallow scratches; in a near fine sleeve. “In this recording, [David Fanshawe has] tried to capture the spirit of a musical heritage now nearly extinct. The music on this album comes from a part of East Africa whose musical traditions remain largely unknown to the rest of the world. Particularly fascinating is the manner in which music and medicine are combined in the indigenous prac... View more info

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West African Folk Tales

By: Gale, Steven H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lincolnwood, IL, NTC Publishing Group: 1996

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 2707

Condition: Very Good


Wraps, 15.2 by 22.8 cm, xx 203 pp. Very good with light wear to the wraps. A unique collection of short folk tales from Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leon, Togo, and a large selection of tales from Liberia. View more info

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Ethnology of Africa (Field Museum of natural History, Department of Anthropology, Guide Part 3)

By: Hambly, Wilfrid D.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Westport, Negro Universities Press: 1970

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1164

Condition: Fine


Westport: Negro Universities Press, 1970. Reprint. Fine. Hambly, Wilfrid D. Ethnology of Africa (Field Museum of natural History, Department of Anthropology, Guide Part 3). Westport: Connecticut: Negro Universities Press, 1970 (reprinted from the original 1930 Field Museum edition). Hardcover, no jacket as issued, 14.5cm by 22cm, 226 pp. plus 42 pages of illustrations at the back. Tan cloth with green spine titles. Near fine, appears unread. A well-illustrated o... View more info

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Zambian Myths and Legends of the Wild

By: Kangende, Kenneth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Lusaka, Zambia, Minta: 2001

Seller ID: 1251

Condition: Very Good


Kangende, Kenneth. Zambian Myths and Legends of the Wild. Lusaka, Zambia: Minta Publishers, 2001. Wraps, 14.8 by 20.6 cm, xii 201 pp., illus. Light wear and creases to the wraps. No writing, names or other marks. Describes the animals of Zambia, their habitats, and the myths and tales that surround them. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for discrim... View more info

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The Musical Instruments of the Native Races of South Africa

By: Kirby, Percival R.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Johannesburg, Witwatersrand University Press: 1968

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 1166

Condition: Fine


Kirby, Percival R. The Musical Instruments of the Native Races of South Africa. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 1968, second edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 19.5cm by 25cm, xxiii, 293 pp. plus 73 pages of plates (Black and white photographs). Navy cloth with bright gilt spine titles. Fine in very good jacket with minor rubbing on the spine panel. An in-depth and well-illustrated look at South African rattles, clappers, drums, xylophones, bull-roa... View more info

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Nelson Mandela: The Struggle is My Life, His Speeches and Writings Brought Together with Historical Documents and Accounts of Mandela in Prison by Fellow-Prisoners

By: Mandela, Nelson

Price: $6.00

Publisher: London, International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa: 1986

Edition: second revised edition (originally published in 1978)

Seller ID: 2621

Condition: Good +


Mandela, Nelson. Nelson Mandela: The Struggle is My Life, His Speeches and Writings Brought Together with Historical Documents and Accounts of Mandela in Prison by Fellow-Prisoners. London: International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa, second revised edition, 1986 (originally published in 1978). Wraps, 14.7 by 20.9 cm, 249 pp. Light wear to the covers and corners and a 1 cm tear on the top edge of the back cover. No names or writing. Mandela’s writings ... View more info

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African Art: The Years Since 1920

By: Marshall Ward Mount

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana Univ Pr: 1973

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 1170

ISBN: 0253100569

Condition: Near Fine


Mount, Marshall Ward. African Art: The Years Since 1920. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1973, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 22.5cm by 26cm, xviii, 236 pp., illus. in black and white. Near fine with light yellowing of the endpapers, jacket is very good with light rippling of the laminate in the center of the front panel. A survey of contemporary art with sections on traditional art, mission-inspired art and sculpture, souvenir work, and ... View more info

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Lugbara Religion: Ritual and Authority Among an East African People - Signed

By: Middleton, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, International African Institute/Oxford: 1971

Edition: Later printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1163

Condition: Near Fine


Middleton, John. Lugbara Religion: Ritual and Authority Among an East African People. London: International African Institute/Oxford University Press, 1971, fourth printing (originally published in 1960. Hardcover with dust jacket, 14.5cm by 22cm, viii [4] 275 pp., fold-out genealogy chart at back. Red cloth with bright gilt spine titles. Book is near fine, jacket is good with chips at the head of the spine panel and a few small tears and creases. Signed twice by t... View more info

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The Masque of Africa: Glimpses of African Belief

By: Naipaul, V.S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2010

Edition: first printing of the first North American edition

Seller ID: 2296

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 241 pp. Fine in a fine jacket. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. “Like all of V. S. Naipaul’s ‘travel’ books, The Masque of Africa encompasses a much larger narrative and purpose: to judge the effects of belief (in indigenous animisms, the foreign religions of Christianity and Islam, the cults of leaders and mythical history) upon the progress of civilization. From V. S. N... View more info

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Samburu [Maasai]

By: Quattrocchio, P. Giuseppe, ed.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nairobi, Kenya (printed in Italy), Consolata Fathers: nd

Seller ID: 2691

Condition: Very Good


Staple-bound wraps, 16.8 by 23.0 cm, heavily illus. with color and black and white photographs. Very good with light rubbing to the wraps. Side-by-side text is in English, Italian, and German. This booklet, probably intended for tourists, give a brief overview of the history, ritual, and beliefs of the Samburu, a sub-tribe of the Maasai in north-central Kenya. View more info

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Der Urwald Ruft Wieder (The Jungle Calls Again) - Ituri Pygmies, Congo

By: Schebesta, Paul

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Salzburg-Leipzig, Verlag Anton Pustet: 1936

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 1162

Condition: Fine


Schebesta, Paul. Der Urwald Ruft Wieder (The Jungle Calls Again). Salzburg-Leipzig: Verlag Anton Pustet, 1936, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 16cm by 23cm, 208 pp., illus., map of the Belgian Congo in a pocket on the rear pastedown. Green and orange cloth with black spine and cover titles and black image of a pygmy on the cover. Fine in near fine jacket, fine map. Text is in German. Very scarce copy (not listed in Gaskin) describing Schebesta’s secon... View more info

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The Kuhn Collection of African Art Auction Catalogue

By: Sotheby’s

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Sotheby’s: 1991

Seller ID: 1172

Condition: Fine


Sotheby’s. The Kuhn Collection of African Art Auction Catalogue. New York: Sotheby’s, November 20, 1991. Hardcover with dust jacket, 22cm by 27.5cm, not paginated [108 pages]. Black cloth with gilt spine and cover titles. Fine in like jacket. One hundred and forty-one lots from this important collection of African art, all well-described and illustrated with full color photographs. Post-sale price list included. Highlights include a Dogon equestrian figure ($... View more info