Clever Hands of the African Negro

By: Hambly, Wilfrid D.

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Hambly, Wilfrid D. Clever Hands of the African Negro. Washington, DC: The Associated Publishers, Inc., 1945, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, brown cloth with black spine and cover titles, 14.5 by 20.2 cm, xiii 192 pp., illus. with black and white photographs. The hardcover is very good minor wear at the extremities, light soiling to the top edge of the textblock, and a bookplate on the front pastedown; the jacket is poor with soiling, tears, and creases, chips at the spine ends, and a large piece missing from the bottom edge of the front cover. Hambly, then Curator of African Ethnology at the Field Museum in Chicago, was the “leader of the Frederick H. Rawson-Field Museum Expedition to West Africa [1929-1930]. He covered about ten thousand miles, mostly in a motor truck, collecting about two thousand articles of Negro handicraft from Portuguese West Africa and Nigeria. Dr. Hambly has a sympathetic attitude toward what he saw of African handicraft and his various expeditions in Africa. He has endeavored to tell his story on the level of the child in the fifth grade. To simplify his narrative he had the cooperation of persons who have worked with children on this level. He therefore approaches his task as one who is been away on an extended tour and saw many interesting things about which he desires to chat with his younger readers. To facilitate the task the story is copiously illustrated with what he actually saw and with specimens which he brought back. Aside from an overview of the countries and people of Africa, this volume includes chapters on the exploration of Africa, blacksmithing, wood carving, elephants and ivory carving, using the skins of animals in craft, weaving, pottery, etc. Each chapter is concluded with short exercises to help the reader better remember what they had read.”

Title: Clever Hands of the African Negro

Author Name: Hambly, Wilfrid D.

Categories: Art, Africa,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Washington, DC, The Associated Publishers, Inc.: 1945

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Poor

Seller ID: 3128