George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London. 1931 1st edition. 8vo (145 x 223mm). Pp316. B/w photograph plates at rear. Near fine Green cloth, blind-stamped title to upper board, spine titled in gilt. African hut on front board. No foxing throughout, scarce pictorial dust-wrapper. A fascinating account of the author's journey through French West Africa in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The author, an occultist and self-confessed cannibal, concentrates mainly on native rituals, witchcraft and cannibalism. Difficult reading at times but fascinating nonetheless.
Adventurer William Seabrook traveled through Africa including to places that were then French West Africa, but now form Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Liberia, Guinea, Male, Bukina Faso, Niger and Togo. William Seabrook witnessed witchcraft, cannibalism and possibly human sacrifice. He came back with pictures to prove it. This book describes his adventures and experiences on a trip starting from Grand-Bassam in Ivory Coast, and where he crossed all of West Africa up to Timbuktu on the South edge of the Sahara Desert and back. The places he visited as described in this book now include major cities in Central Africa. A startling, chilling look at the tribes of Africa before civilization.
- Jacket Condition: Very Good
- Binding Condition: Very Good
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: 8 Vo
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