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A Useful Dream: African Photography 1960-2010

By: Vanhaecke, Frank; Simon Njami, intro.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Brussels, Silvana Editoriale/BoZar Books, 2010


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 port... View more info

Image for Africa Ceremonial & Folk Music: Recorded in Unganda, Kenya, and Tanzania by David Fanshawe (LP Record)

Africa Ceremonial & Folk Music: Recorded in Unganda, Kenya, and Tanzania by David Fanshawe (LP Record)

By: Fanshawe, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Nonesuch Records, 1975


H-72063. Vinyl LP record in original sleeve. Near fine vinyl in a very good sleeve. “Here is a thousand-mile journey in music. Drumming, instrumental, and vocal music are represented here (if one is to categorize); astonishing in its variety, and often overpowering in its emotional strength, the music celebrates a whole way of life—cattle, warriors, elders, girl friends, the self, hunting and raiding, the menyatta (homestead of the young Masai warriors), weddings,... View more info

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

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


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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African Art: The Years Since 1920

By: Marshall Ward Mount

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana Univ Pr, 1973

Edition: First printing


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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African Masterpieces from the Musée de l’Homme

By: Vogel, Susan; Francine N’Diaye; Jean Guiart, intro.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Center for African Art/Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1985


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) View more info

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

By: Artco, Newman, etc.

Price: $45.00


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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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


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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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


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 gover... 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


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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MANDE POTTERS & LEATHERWORKERS (African Art)

By: Barbara E. Frank

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Smithsonian, 1998

Edition: First printing


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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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: $275.00

Publisher: Seattle, University of Washington, 2011

Edition: First printing


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 clo... 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


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 Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art

By: Walker, Roslyn Adele

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Dallas/New Haven, Dallas Museum of Art/Yale University Press, 2010


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 ... 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


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

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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


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