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Gaisseau P-D

The Sacred Forest

The Fetishist and Magic Rites of the Toma

Published: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1954

Edition: 1st

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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1954. Cloth. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Good +. Photos (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo, green cloth with gold spine lettering, map frontispiece, illustrated with 32 B&W photographs of natives on glossy stock, Mylar-protected dust jacket (unclipped) with colour photograph of a witch-doctor and natives engaged in their sacred rites, 199 pages.

A remarkable quasi-anthropoligcal narrative by a French photographer-author who nearly got himself and his three photographer companions killed when trying to photograph the sacred practices of the African Toma tribe in the wilds of Guinea. The Toma's sacred rites included fetishism, savage male and female initiations (brutal clitoridectomy, too), and other often repugnant practices. 

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8 Vo
  • Sold By: White Eagle Books
  • Contact Person: Andrew Saidi
  • Country: United Kingdom
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