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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


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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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


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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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


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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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


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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Zambian Myths and Legends of the Wild

By: Kangende, Kenneth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Lusaka, Zambia, Minta, 2001


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