The penultimate (?) of the important 11 volume series of ethnological photographic plates of Southern African tribes published between 1928 and 1954. This volume on the Nguni and the Swazi contains 32 fine plates being CXXI - CLII, printed on heavy stock. Text by Hilda Beemer. In the original printed beige stiff wraps.
The lower third of the front wrapper has some damp stains (see image) but the covers are otherwise in good condition. Internally the book is fine, unmarked and without foxing. The plates are all fine with their original tissue guards also fine.
Alfred Martin Duggan-Cronin was an Irish-born South African photographer who undertook several photographic and collecting expeditions in South Africa and adjacent territories between 1919 and 1939, in the course of which he documented people and rural life throughout the subcontinent. His Bantu Tribes series has been considered an achievement likened to the groundbreaking work of Edward Curtis in America.
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