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A. Werner

The Native Races of British Central Africa (1906)

Published: Archibald Constable & Co., London, 1906

Edition: First Edition

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Publisher's blue cloth boards with gilt titling on spine and front panel. 

xii + 303pp., 32 full page illustrations and map at rear.

Book is clean internally with a single library stamp on the front endpaper and a previous owner's name.

Chapters include:

On the Inhabitants (classification of tribes, physical characters, Keloids and tribal marks, tooth chipping etc.).

Religion and Magic (ancestor worship, evil spirits, morality, lycanthropy, divination, rain-making, food taboos).

Native Life (birth, naming, games, hut building, affection).

Funeral Rites (wailing and mourning, the grave).

Arts & Industries (trapping, ant-catching, ironwork).

Language and Oral Literature.

Tribal Organisation (the paramount chief, kinship counted through women, administration of justice, crime and punishment, slavery).

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 22.5 x 14.5 cm
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
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