CULTURES AND SOCIETIES OF AFRICA.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Random House, (1960.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first systematic collection of important essays by many major contributors to the study of African anthropology, including Audrey Richards, Daryll Forde, Monica Wilson, R S Rattray, E Colson, Evans-Pritchard, Herskovits, etc. Among the specific papers are 'Witchcraft in Four African Societies' by S. F. Nadel; Negro Folklore by Herskovits, The Study of African Art by William Fagg, Jie Marriage by P. H. Gulliver; An African Morality by Godfrey Wilson; Rice, a Malagasy Tradition by Ralph Linton; The Bushmen of South West Africa by Fourie and many more. Photographs, maps, bibliography, index. 614 pages. `
Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (bookplate, chipping to the dj at the ends of the spine.) Uncommon in the first edition, especially in this condition.