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Two volumes: My Pygmy and Negro Hosts & Revisiting My Pygmy Hosts

Translated from the German by Gerald Griffin; with Photographs and Maps.

Published: Hutchinson and Co, London, 1936

Edition: First edition

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2 volumes. First edition 1936.

First volume.

My Pygmy and Negro Hosts.

Black cloth cover with gilt title to spine.

287 pages + 20 page publishers catalogue.

Frontispiece photo plate.

52 illustrations over 30 pages.

2 maps.

Sporadic spotting.

Second volume.

Revisiting My Pygmy Hosts.

Black cloth cover with gilt title to spine.

288 pages + 16 page publishers catalogue.

Frontispiece photo plate.

51 illustrations over 30 pages.

2 fold-out maps [23 x 50].

Sporadic spotting.

Paul Schebesta (1887-1967) was a Jesuit missionary, ethnologist,

linguist, and physical anthropologist and undertook the first

anthropological studies of the people of the Ituri Forest, of what

is now called the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Over his lifetime, he made 4 trips to the Congo in 1929/30;

1934/35; 1949/50; 1954/55. He learned Swahili, dialects in eastern

Sudan and mastered several dialects of the Bambuti. He worked

without need of an interpreter for the latter two trips in which he

recorded various dialects for posterity and study. The Bambuti gave

him the honorary title of Baba wa Bambuti, which made him one of

them and was a recognition of his personal commitment to the

survival of these people.

[Biographical Entry Paul Schebesta, ANTHROPOS]. 

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  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 24 x 16 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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