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S. S. Dornan

Pygmies and Bushmen of the Kalahari (1925)

Published: Seeley, Service & Co., London, 1925

Edition: First Edition

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'An account of the Hunting Tribes inhabiting the Great Arid Plateau of the Kalahari Desert, their precarious manner of living, their habits, customs & beliefs, with some reference to Bushman Art, both early and of recent date, and to the neighbouring African tribes.

318pp + 10 page Seeley's Books of Travel catalogue at rear. All 37 illustrations present with fold out map at rear.

Publisher's orange cloth binding with black titles and bushman design on front panel. Contents clean, binding tight. Overall a fresh, near fine copy with only some light fading on the board edges.

Some of the contents include:

Prehistoric Man in the Kalahari, Hottentot and Bushman Languages, Bushmen or Masarwas, Origin and History of the Bushmen, Organisation of Family and Clan, Masarwa Clothing & Houses,  Weapons of War and the Chase, Knowledge of the Veld and its Lore, Foods and Feeding, Family Life - marriage and children, Music and Dancing, Diseases and Death, Immortality and the Spirits, Omens & Divination, Mythology, Mental Life and Folklore, Paintings, The Past, Present and Future of the Kalahari Bushmen, Hottentots and other Mixed Races, Namaquas, Griquas and Korannas, The Bakalahari or Vaalpens etc.

  • Binding Condition: Near Fine
  • Overall Condition: Near Fine
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
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  • Country: South Africa
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