MYSTERIOUS MARIE LAVEAU, VOODOO QUEEN, and Folk Tales Along the Mississippi.
Edition: Early printing.
New Orleans, LA: Hope Publications (ca 1963, c 1956). The history of New Orleans's legendary voodoo queen. From the preface: "This book is written chiefly for the reader's entertainment and amusement; it is historically correct so far as possible, but the stories of the miraculous achievements attributed to the persons involved in Voodooism are from tales handed down, and while there is much truth in them there are also some fabrications and additions which seemed necessary in order to create the atmosphere of the times; that is, to show the manner of life in the community when the greater number of inhabitants considered Voodoism and animism with much seriousness." Also includes Outwitting the Yankee; Charles the Grinder; Gris Gris on His Doorstep Drove Him Mad; Palmistry Is One of the Oldest of Predictive Systems; and more. Illustrated with drawings. Bibliography, 96 pp.
Condition: Near fine in yellow illustrated wrappers with titles (slight soiling to covers).