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Collection of Vintage African Tourist Snapshot Sets - Postcards, South Africa, Artco, Newman, etc.
1 Artco, Newman, etc. Collection of Vintage African Tourist Snapshot Sets - Postcards, South Africa
Postcards 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 card with light corner creases, in the original envelope; Ten color views of the N’debeles, Zulus, Xhosa, etc., Artco, 7.1cm by 6.7cm, all fine, missing the original sleeve; Ten black and white views of the N’debeles, Zulus, etc., Art Publishers, Durban, 6.5cm by 9.3cm, all fine, missing the original sleeve; Ten black and white views of animals of the Kruger National Park (South Africa), Art Publishers, Durban, 9.3cm by 6.3cm, in the original sleeve, all fine save for the image attached to the cover sleeve what has some creases and a small tear; and “Look at South Africa,” Artco (Felco Ltd.), ten accordion-style color photos that show the same images as the other color set in this lot, images are near fine with light wear and a small tear to the sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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MANDE POTTERS & LEATHERWORKERS (African Art), Barbara E. Frank
2 Barbara E. Frank MANDE POTTERS & LEATHERWORKERS (African Art)
Washington DC Smithsonian 1998 1560987944 / 9781560987949 First printing Hardcover Near Fine very good + 
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 a spiritually powerful social class in which gender determines craft specialization. Ceramic water jars and cooking pots are made by the wives and female relatives of blacksmiths. Leather objects such as knife sheaths, amulet cases, and, more recently, western-style shoes and bags are produced by male leatherworkers. While these objects display features common to those of other West African groups, the manner in which they are produced has remained distinctly Mande. In Mande Potters and Leatherworkers, Barbara E. Frank explores the complex, shifting relationships among the identities of Mande craftspeople, the objects they create, and the technologies they use. She examines their role in the rise and fall of empires, the development of trans-Sahara trade networks, and the spread of Islam, questioning the "one tribe, one style" interpretations that have dominated studies of West African art. She also discusses the pride that potters take in their healing and spiritual knowledge and the sense of difference between the craftsmen who specialize exclusively in leatherworking and those who double as bards and musicians.” (os) Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 33.00 USD
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Representing Africa in American Art Museums: A Century of Collecting and Display - Custom Hardcover in African Cloth, Berzock, Kathleen Bickford; Christa Clarke, eds.
3 Berzock, Kathleen Bickford; Christa Clarke, eds. Representing Africa in American Art Museums: A Century of Collecting and Display - Custom Hardcover in African Cloth
Seattle University of Washington 2011 0295989610 / 9780295989617 First printing Hardcover Fine 
Berzock, Kathleen Bickford; Christa Clarke, eds. Representing Africa in American Art Museums: A Century of Collecting and Display. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011, first printing. 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. Representing Africa is the first comprehensive look at African art and how it is utilized and understood by American art museums. First Edition. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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When Animals Sing and Spirits Dance, Gule Wamkulu: The Great Dance of the Chewa People of Malawi - SIGNED, Boucher, Claude; Gary J. Morgan
4 Boucher, Claude; Gary J. Morgan When Animals Sing and Spirits Dance, Gule Wamkulu: The Great Dance of the Chewa People of Malawi - SIGNED
Oxford Kungoni Centre of Culture and Art 2012 0957050801 / 9780957050808 First printing Hardcover Fine fine Signed
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 Animals Sing and Spirits Dance is an introduction to the diversity and drama that is the gule wamkulu, the ‘great dance,’ of the Chewa people of Malawi. Covering 200 characters bedecked in mask and costume or woven structure, the book reveals not only the physical variety of the characters but also analyzes their songs, dances, and often codified messages that are delivered through word and action. It is through the dancers of the gule wamkulu that the ancestors communicate with the living and give instructions on how to abide by the code of moral conduct, the mwambo. It is also through the great dance that we can glean intimate insight into the values and worldview of the Chewa.” (os) Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Voodoo-Eros: Ethnological Studies in the Sex-Life of the African Aborigines, Bryk, Felix; Mayne R. Sexton, trans.
5 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 Limited ed Hardcover Very Good Signed
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 translator (originally published in German) on the limitation page. Wear to the head and tail of the spine and front hinge (which has been professionally reinforced by a binder), rear interior hinge just starting to crack, name in pen on the ffep. Includes sections on clothing and ornament, decorations of the body, hygiene, circumcision, menstruation and pregnancy, infidelity, pedasasty, sodomy (“If even homosexual love is so strongly condemned and whenever possible, punished, among the blacks, the revolted sense of decency of these people who are fundamentally so normal in their sexual life is repelled especially by sodomitic acts, which are punished draconically.”), and “White-Black Bastardy” (“The question of the sexual relations of whites to blacks is one of the most vital in all colonial politics because above all it bears on the physical as well as the mental weal of the white colonists – that of the blacks does not matter at all anyway – but it was not discussed openly before for hypocritical reason…” First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Sanamu: Adventures in Search of African Art, Dick-Read, Robert
6 Dick-Read, Robert Sanamu: Adventures in Search of African Art
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1964 First edition Hardcover Very Good 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 Christian art in remote parts of Ethiopia, and created from scratch a national museum of ethnography in the Cameroons. In this fascinating and revealing account of his adventures he shows that he has as keen an eye for the country he has travelled through, and the people he has met, as for the objects, from classical African art to simple village crafts, which he collected…” Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The World of Spirits and Ancestors: In the Art of Western Sub-Saharan Africa, Elizabeth Skidmore Sasser
7 Elizabeth Skidmore Sasser The World of Spirits and Ancestors: In the Art of Western Sub-Saharan Africa
Lubbock Texas Tech University Press 1995 0896723461 / 9780896723467 First printing Hardcover Fine 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 jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Ethnology of Africa (Field Museum of natural History, Department of Anthropology, Guide Part 3), Hambly, Wilfrid D.
8 Hambly, Wilfrid D. Ethnology of Africa (Field Museum of natural History, Department of Anthropology, Guide Part 3)
Westport Negro Universities Press 1970 837137780 Reprint Hardcover 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 overview including races and migrations, law and tribal government, languages and literature, modern development and problems, etc. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Zambian Myths and Legends of the Wild, Kangende, Kenneth
9 Kangende, Kenneth Zambian Myths and Legends of the Wild
Lusaka, Zambia Minta 2001 Paperback 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 discriminating readers. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Musical Instruments of the Native Races of South Africa, Kirby, Percival R.
10 Kirby, Percival R. The Musical Instruments of the Native Races of South Africa
Johannesburg Witwatersrand University Press 1968 Second edition Hardcover Fine very good + 
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-roarers, spinning discs, horns, whistles, vibrating reeds, goras, stringed instruments, Bushman and Hottentot violins, etc. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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African Art: The Years Since 1920, Marshall Ward Mount
11 Marshall Ward Mount African Art: The Years Since 1920
Bloomington Indiana Univ Pr 1973 0253100569 / 9780253100566 First printing Hardcover Near Fine very good 
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 new art that utilizes “western” techniques. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Lugbara Religion: Ritual and Authority Among an East African People - Signed, Middleton, John
12 Middleton, John Lugbara Religion: Ritual and Authority Among an East African People - Signed
London International African Institute/Oxford 1971 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine good + Signed
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 the author on the ffep and title page (no inscription). From the front flap: “The Lugbara are an African people [mainly in the West Nile region of Uganda and in the adjoining area of the Democratic Republic of Congo] in whose society formal political authority and sanctions are almost completely lacking. There are neither kings nor indigenous chiefs, and holders of what authority there is are merely the senior men of families. The Lugbara sacrifice to their ancestors, and in this book the author shows how the significance of their beliefs and rituals may be understood only within the context of a struggle for power between family heads and their dependents…” Dust jacket present. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Five Bound Volumes of African Arts / Arts d’Afrique Magazine – The First Five Years, 1967-1972, Proehl, Paul, et al., eds.
13 Proehl, Paul, et al., eds. Five Bound Volumes of African Arts / Arts d’Afrique Magazine – The First Five Years, 1967-1972
Los Angeles University of California 1967-1972 Hardcover Very Good 
Proehl, Paul, et al., eds. Five Bound Volumes of African Arts / Arts d’Afrique Magazine – The First Five Years. Los Angeles: The University of California African Studies Center, Vol. 1 No. 1 (Autumn 1967) through Vol. 5 No. 4 (Summer 1972). Five volumes bound in green library buckram with gilt spine titles and dates, 22.5 cm by 28.5cm (volumes 3, 4 and 5 are 5mm shorter than the first two). Exlibrary copies with Dominican College stamps on the fore-edges and and one or two stamps on each issue, including a very faint stamp of the cover of the first issue. In very good condition with strong spines and faint cover wear. The first five years of this influential journal on historical and contemporary African arts. Due to the weight of this set (18 pounds), additional postage will be required for shipping outside of the United States. (os) First Edition. 
Price: 220.00 USD
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Der Urwald Ruft Wieder (The Jungle Calls Again) - Ituri Pygmies, Congo, Schebesta, Paul
14 Schebesta, Paul Der Urwald Ruft Wieder (The Jungle Calls Again) - Ituri Pygmies, Congo
Salzburg-Leipzig Verlag Anton Pustet 1936 First edition Hardcover Fine near 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 second research trip to the Pygmies of the Ituri region located in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Kuhn Collection of African Art Auction Catalogue, Sotheby’s
15 Sotheby’s The Kuhn Collection of African Art Auction Catalogue
New York Sotheby’s 1991 Hardcover Fine 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 ($154,000), a Niger Delta zoomorphic figure ($275,000), a fang reliquary guardian figure ($176,000), and a Tshokwe male figure ($88,000). (os) Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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A Useful Dream: African Photography 1960-2010, Vanhaecke, Frank; Simon Njami, intro.
16 Vanhaecke, Frank; Simon Njami, intro. A Useful Dream: African Photography 1960-2010
Brussels Silvana Editoriale/BoZar Books 2010 8836616593 / 9788836616596 Paperback New 
Vanhaecke, Frank; Simon Njami, intro. A Useful Dream: African Photography 1960-2010. Brussels: Silvana Editoriale/BoZar Books, 2010. Wraps, 24 by 28.5 cm, 192 pp., illus. New, sealed in the publisher’s shrinkwrap. From the publisher: “Photography has proved a particularly essential art in the African continent's postcolonial era, both for recording the numerous seismic moments in its recent history, and for reclaiming the imagery of Africa from its colonial portrayers. As Africa has begun to step beyond its colonial subjugation, photography has also assumed a leading role in providing African countries with individual identities. Tracking the blossoming of postcolonial photography in Africa from 1960 to the present, and accompanying an exhibition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, A Useful Dream: African Photography 1960-2010celebrates 50 years of African photography. Among the 34 photographers gathered in its pages are Rui Assubuji, Nabil Boutros, Loulou Cherinet, James Depara, Samuel Fosso, David Goldblatt, Bob Gosani, Pierrot Men, Zwelethu Mtethwa, Eileen Perrier, Ricardo Rangel, Malick Sidibé and Patrice-Félix Tchikaya. The volume includes an introduction by Simon Njami and a text by Frank Vanhaecke.” (os) 
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African Masterpieces from the Musée de l’Homme, Vogel, Susan; Francine N’Diaye; Jean Guiart, intro.
17 Vogel, Susan; Francine N’Diaye; Jean Guiart, intro. African Masterpieces from the Musée de l’Homme
New York Center for African Art/Harry N. Abrams, Inc 1985 Paperback Very Good 
Vogel, Susan; Francine N’Diaye; Jean Guiart, intro. African Masterpieces from the Musée de l’Homme. New York: The Center for African Art/Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1985. Wraps, 23cm by 28cm, 168 pp. Very good with light edge wear, a small upper corner crease on the front cover, and corner creases on the first leaf. Large color and black and white photographs with descriptions in English at the back. (os) 
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The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art, Walker, Roslyn Adele
18 Walker, Roslyn Adele The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas/New Haven Dallas Museum of Art/Yale University Press 2010 Hardcover New new 
Walker, Roslyn Adele. The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas/New Haven: Dallas Museum of Art/Yale University Press, 2010. Hardcover with dust jacket, 23.8 by 31.2 cm, 304 pp., illus. New, sealed in the publisher’s shrinkwrap. This oversized volume may require additional postage if mailing overseas. From the publisher: “This beautifully illustrated book showcases 110 objects from the Dallas Museum of Art’s world-renowned African collection. In contrast to Western “art for art’s sake,” tradition-based African art served as an agent of religion, social stability, or social control. Chosen both for their visual appeal and their compelling histories and cultural significance, the works of art are presented under the themes of leadership and status; the cycle of life; decorative arts; and influences (imported and exported). Also included are many fascinating photographs that show the context in which these objects were originally used.” (os) Dust jacket present. 
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The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art, Walker, Roslyn Adele
The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art
Walker, Roslyn Adele
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A Useful Dream: African Photography 1960-2010, Vanhaecke, Frank; Simon Njami, intro.
A Useful Dream: African Photography 1960-2010
Vanhaecke, Frank; Simon Njami, intro.
20.00 USD
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Zambian Myths and Legends of the Wild, Kangende, Kenneth
Zambian Myths and Legends of the Wild
Kangende, Kenneth
30.00 USD
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Collection of Vintage African Tourist Snapshot Sets - Postcards, South Africa, Artco, Newman, etc.
Collection of Vintage African Tourist Snapshot Sets - Postcards, South Africa
Artco, Newman, etc.
45.00 USD
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MANDE POTTERS & LEATHERWORKERS (African Art), Barbara E. Frank
MANDE POTTERS & LEATHERWORKERS (African Art)
Barbara E. Frank
33.00 USD
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The Kuhn Collection of African Art Auction Catalogue, Sotheby’s
The Kuhn Collection of African Art Auction Catalogue
Sotheby’s
30.00 USD
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African Art: The Years Since 1920, Marshall Ward Mount
African Art: The Years Since 1920
Marshall Ward Mount
20.00 USD
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The World of Spirits and Ancestors: In the Art of Western Sub-Saharan Africa, Elizabeth Skidmore Sasser
The World of Spirits and Ancestors: In the Art of Western Sub-Saharan Africa
Elizabeth Skidmore Sasser
30.00 USD
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