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  • WHITE WOMAN WITCH DOCTOR: Tales from the African Life of Rae Graham. by Graham, Rae as told to Taffy Gould McCallum,
    Graham, Rae as told to Taffy Gould McCallum,
    WHITE WOMAN WITCH DOCTOR: Tales from the African Life of Rae Graham.

    Edition: First printing.

    Miami, FL: Fielden Books, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a young Englishwoman, a nurse, who, as the wife of a South African soldier, was the only Western-trained medical person in the Venda - an area of Beuchanaland which is now Botswana - but who also grew to appreciate the native herbalists and witchdoctors and embarked on a 10 year long training program to become a witch doctor herself. Photographs, glossary. 143 pp. Photographic endpapers. ISBN: 0-963372181.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54675
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  • A DICTIONARY OF TERMS IN PHARMACOGNOSY and Other Divisions of Economic Botany. by Hocking, George MacDonald.
    Hocking, George MacDonald.
    A DICTIONARY OF TERMS IN PHARMACOGNOSY and Other Divisions of Economic Botany.

    Edition: First edition.

    Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, (1955) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A compilation of words and expressions relating principally to natural medicinal and pharmaceutical materials and the plants from which they are derived." Several appendices, including H, New Entries Supplement. Lists of abbreviations and symbols. xxv, 284 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 66212
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  • AFRICAN FOLK MEDICINE: Practices and Beliefs of the Bambara and Other Peoples. by Imperato, Pascal James.
    Imperato, Pascal James.
    AFRICAN FOLK MEDICINE: Practices and Beliefs of the Bambara and Other Peoples.

    Edition: First edition.

    Baltimore: York Press, Inc. (1977). Hardcover first edition - An introduction to the traditional medical beliefs and practices of various African peoples - especially the Bambara, one of the largest groups in the West African savannah, and of the Malinke, who live west of the Bambara and whose beliefs are very similar, by a physician who spent several years in Africa, including five among the Mali. In addition to the author's first hand experience, this is based on studies from early in the 20th century to the date of publication. Among the chapters are those on folk medicine among the rural Bambara and the urban Bambara and in Timbuctoo, childhood diseases, mental illness, communicable disease and more. Illustrated with…

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    Baltimore: York Press, Inc. (1977). Hardcover first edition - An introduction to the traditional medical beliefs and practices of various African peoples - especially the Bambara, one of the largest groups in the West African savannah, and of the Malinke, who live west of the Bambara and whose beliefs are very similar, by a physician who spent several years in Africa, including five among the Mali. In addition to the author's first hand experience, this is based on studies from early in the 20th century to the date of publication. Among the chapters are those on folk medicine among the rural Bambara and the urban Bambara and in Timbuctoo, childhood diseases, mental illness, communicable disease and more. Illustrated with photographs. References at the end of each chapter. Glossary and index. xviii, 251 pp. ISBN: 0-912752084.

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    Condition: Near fine in tan cloth with black and red lettering (previous owner's stamp).

    Book ID: 80801
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  • SANAPIA: Comanche Medicine Woman. by Jones, David E.
    Jones, David E.
    SANAPIA: Comanche Medicine Woman.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press (1984). An intimate portrait of the last surviving Comanche Eagle doctor based on field research for a 3 year period beginning in 1967. Jones was not only an intimate observer, he was adopted by Sanapia as her son. Among other things, he talks about her treatment of 'ghost sickness' and how she was able to adapt to 3 different religious systems - the Christianity of her father, the peyotism of her uncle and grandfather and the Plains Indians pattern of vision quests as represented by her mother, also an Eagle Doctor. Map frontispiece. Photographs. References, recommended reading. xvii, 107 pp. ISBN: 0-88133041.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80174
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  • HAWAIIAN HERBS OF MEDICINAL VALUE: Found among the mountains and elsewhere in the Hawaiian Islands, and known to the Hawaiians to possess curative and . most effective in removing physical ailments. by Kaaiakamanu, D. M and J.A. Akina, Board of Health of the Territory of Hawaii.
    Kaaiakamanu, D. M and J.A. Akina, Board of Health of the Territory of Hawaii.
    HAWAIIAN HERBS OF MEDICINAL VALUE: Found among the mountains and elsewhere in the Hawaiian Islands, and known to the Hawaiians to possess curative and . most effective in removing physical ailments.

    Edition: Facsimile reprint.

    Honolulu and Rutland, VT: Pacific Book House / Charles E. Tuttle Co nd (ca 1975). Originally published in 1922, this compilation was made by employees of the Territorial Board of Health. It covers herbs found in the Hawaiian Islands that were believed by the Hawaiians to possess curative and palliative properties most effective in removing physical ailments. Translated by Akaiko Akana. 74 pp. ISBN: 0-804810192.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (previous owner's name inside front cover, a few numbers of herbs circled) .

    Book ID: 71257
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  • THE IZANGOMA DIVINERS: Department of Native Affairs, Ethnological Publications, Vol. IX by Kohler, M., M.D., edited and translated in collaboration with the author by N. J. van Warmelo
    Kohler, M., M.D., edited and translated in collaboration with the author by N. J. van Warmelo
    THE IZANGOMA DIVINERS: Department of Native Affairs, Ethnological Publications, Vol. IX

    Edition: First edition.

    Pretoria, Union of South Africa: By the Government Printer, 1941. First edition - A slim volume considered the most authoritative work on the Zulu Izangoma diviners and healers. The introduction notes that the statements contained in this publication were obtained by Kohler when he was practicing as a mission doctor in Natal. They were mostly dictated to a native amanuensis by patients and informants. The second section is on Iqondo, which is the use of magic spells. Each section in English is followed by a transcription of the original statements, in the regional Zulu dialect. Illustrated with photographs and with many drawings done by a young native man, Gerard Bhengu. 98 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue oilcloth wrappers with black lettering (stamp of previous owner on title page). Uncommon.

    Book ID: 80800
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  • MAYA MEDICINE: Traditional Healing in Yucatan by Kunow, Marianna Appel.
    Kunow, Marianna Appel.
    MAYA MEDICINE: Traditional Healing in Yucatan

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the practice of traditional Maya medicine which examines "the work of curers in Piste, Mexico, a small town in the Yucatn Peninsula near the ruins of Chichen Itza. The traditions of plant use and ethnomedicine applied by these healers have been transmitted from one generation to the next since the colonial period throughout the state of Yucatan and the adjoining states of Campeche and Quintana Roo. . . The author collected plants with traditional healers and observed their techniques including prayer and massage as well as plant medicine, western medicine, and ritual practices." Illustrated with drawings of plants. Includes a map, several tables, a plant catalogue, glossary and index. vii, 152 pp. ISBN: 0-826328644.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 76804
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  • MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT AND RELIGION: An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural. by Lehmann, Arthur C. and James E. Myers, editors.
    Lehmann, Arthur C. and James E. Myers, editors.
    MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT AND RELIGION: An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural.

    Edition: Fourth Edition, a trade paperback.

    Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company, (1996.). A comprehensive anthology containing essays by many anthropologists include Claude Levi-Strauss, Peter Furst, Francis Huxley, Bronislaw Malinowski, Carl Sagan, Lawrence Wright and others. This edition includes nine new articles. Among the sections are those on shamans, on the religious use of drugs, and on ethnomedicine. Map, an extensive bibliography, glossary and index. Slightly oversized square format. 474 pp. ISBN: 1559346884.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56296
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  • THE ECLECTIC ALKALOIDS, RESINS, RESINOIDS, OLEO-RESINES AND CONCENTRATED PRINCIPLES (Bulletin of the Lloyd Library of Botany, Pharmacy and Materia Medica, #12, Pharmacy Series, No. 2, 1910) by Lloyd, John Uri.
    Lloyd, John Uri.
    THE ECLECTIC ALKALOIDS, RESINS, RESINOIDS, OLEO-RESINES AND CONCENTRATED PRINCIPLES (Bulletin of the Lloyd Library of Botany, Pharmacy and Materia Medica, #12, Pharmacy Series, No. 2, 1910)

    Edition: First printing.

    Cincinnati, Ohio: J.U. and C.G. LLoyd, 1911. First edition - In addition to the primary article, this includes portraits and brief biographies (printed on the tissue guards for each portrait) of several of those involved in this field - John King, William Stanley Merrill, Alexander Wilder, Grover Coe and others. References. 53 pp

    Condition: Near fine in printed brown wrappers.

    Book ID: 54774
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  • THE RELIGION OF THE YORUBAS: Being an Account of the Religious Beliefs and Practices of the Yoruba Peoples of Southern Nigeria, Particularly in Relation to the Religion of Ancient Egypt. by Lucas, J. Olumide.
    Lucas, J. Olumide.
    THE RELIGION OF THE YORUBAS: Being an Account of the Religious Beliefs and Practices of the Yoruba Peoples of Southern Nigeria, Particularly in Relation to the Religion of Ancient Egypt.

    Edition: First edition.

    Lagos [Nigeria]: C.M.S Bookshop, 1948. Hardcover first edition - An extensive study of the Yoruba religion, from the point of view of comparative religion, ethnology and philology, by a scholar who is himself Yoruba and a philologist. Double page map. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. Includes appendices on Egyptian survivals in Yoruba religions and on Yoruba hierolgylphics. Interesting association copy with a bookplate inside the front cover SIGNED by the historian Dr. L. A. Fabunmi (the founding director-general of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs), dated in 1969 and presenting this copy to the US Ambassador to Nigeria, E. G. Mathews. Bibliography. xii, 420 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in red cloth with gilt lettering (some slight darkening to the spine, a bit of offsetting to the endpapers, but overall a tight and clean copy.

    Book ID: 54769
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  • NONGALAZI OF THE BEMBA ; Drama and Romance of Native Superstition, Magic and Ritual in Central Africa, by Martins, Harper.
    Martins, Harper.
    NONGALAZI OF THE BEMBA ; Drama and Romance of Native Superstition, Magic and Ritual in Central Africa,

    Edition: First edition.

    Ilfracombe, Devon, UK: Arthur H. Stockwell, Ltd. (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Drama and romance of native supersition, magic and ritual in Central Africa." Introduction by Professor C. J. Uys. Glossary. Photographs. 207 pp

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some offsetting to the endpapers, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 66226
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  • CURARE: Its History, Nature and Clinical Use. by McIntyre, A. R., Ph. D.
    McIntyre, A. R., Ph. D.
    CURARE: Its History, Nature and Clinical Use.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1947. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive monograph on this South America drug used as an arrow-poison from its historical use to modern studies of its effects. Extensive references at the end of each chapter. Map frontispiece, charts and tables. Index. 240 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in green cloth.

    Book ID: 72049
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  • SACRED MUSHROOM OF VISIONS: TEONANCATL: A Sourcebook on the Psilocybin Mushroom. by Metzner, Ralph with Diane Conn Darling, editors.
    Metzner, Ralph with Diane Conn Darling, editors.
    SACRED MUSHROOM OF VISIONS: TEONANCATL: A Sourcebook on the Psilocybin Mushroom.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Rochester, Vermont: Park Street Press, (2006). A book with articles by more than 30 contributors - on the "chemical, biological, cultural, psychological, and experiential dimensions of psilocybin mushrooms." It includes firsthand accounts of the Harvard Psilocybin Project, including the Concord Prison and Good Friday studies - the editor, Ralph Metzner, was part of that project with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (later Ram Dass). "Teonancatl was the name given to the visionary mushrooms used in ancient Mesoamerican shamanic ceremonies, mushrooms that contain psilocybin, the psychoactive agent identified by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, the discoverer of LSD. The rediscovery of these visionary mushrooms by the Mazatec healer Maria Sabina and mycologist R. Gordon Wasson ignited a worldwide mushroom culture that…

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    Rochester, Vermont: Park Street Press, (2006). A book with articles by more than 30 contributors - on the "chemical, biological, cultural, psychological, and experiential dimensions of psilocybin mushrooms." It includes firsthand accounts of the Harvard Psilocybin Project, including the Concord Prison and Good Friday studies - the editor, Ralph Metzner, was part of that project with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (later Ram Dass). "Teonancatl was the name given to the visionary mushrooms used in ancient Mesoamerican shamanic ceremonies, mushrooms that contain psilocybin, the psychoactive agent identified by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, the discoverer of LSD. The rediscovery of these visionary mushrooms by the Mazatec healer Maria Sabina and mycologist R. Gordon Wasson ignited a worldwide mushroom culture that inspired the consciousness revolution of the 1960s." Illustrated, notes and references at the end of each article. 293 pp. ISBN: 1-594770441.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80300
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  • SKETCH OF THE FORESTRY OF WEST AFRICA with Particular Reference to its Present Principal Commercial Products. by Moloney, Alfred.
    Moloney, Alfred.
    SKETCH OF THE FORESTRY OF WEST AFRICA with Particular Reference to its Present Principal Commercial Products.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1887. Hardcover first edition - A book which attempts to rectify the idea that most of Africa is nothing but "bush." Includes several appendices, index to the economic plants and a general index. vi, 533 pp plus a 32 pp publisher's catalogue.

    Condition: Very good overall in publisher's original green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover, thin gilt bands. Significant foxing to the preliminary and title pages and to the ads at the rear, but only occasional marginal spots in most of the book. Previous owner's name date 1894, hinges starting but still a tight and straight copy.

    Book ID: 80926
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  • SOUTHERN FOLK MEDICINE: 1750-1820. by Moss, Kay K.
    Moss, Kay K.
    SOUTHERN FOLK MEDICINE: 1750-1820.

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Explores methods of cure during a time when the South relied more heavily on homespun remedies than on professionally prescribed treatments." INSCRIBED, "For---, who may recognize a few roots of modern medicine in our Southern folk heritage," and also SIGNED on title page. Notes, index, appendices, select cited works. xv, 259 pp. ISBN: 1-570032890.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55908
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  • WORKING THE SPIRIT: Ceremonies of the African Diaspora. by Murphy, Joseph M.
    Murphy, Joseph M.
    WORKING THE SPIRIT: Ceremonies of the African Diaspora.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1994). An introduction to the religious worlds of Vodou, Candomble, Santeria, Revival Zion, and the Black Church. Extensive notes, glossary, bibliography, index. xiii, 263 pp. ISBN: 0-807012211.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66675
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  • CULTURES OF HABITAT: On Nature, Culture, and Story. by Nabhan, Gary Paul.
    Nabhan, Gary Paul.
    CULTURES OF HABITAT: On Nature, Culture, and Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of essays on plants, animals, wild places, and human interactions with them all. Nabhan, who was a research scientist at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum from 1993-2000 and a MacArthur fellow, works to promote the conservation of plants that are culturally and economically important to various indigenous peoples around the world - among them the rise of diabetes among the O'odham as they moved away from a diet relying on native plants to processed foods, and the threat to Mexico's tequila industry because it is relying on a single agave, even though there are dozens of varieties. Notes. vii, 338 pp. ISBN: 1-887178473.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75519
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  • GATHERING THE DESERT. by Nabhan, Gary Paul. illustrated by Paul Mirocha.
    Nabhan, Gary Paul. illustrated by Paul Mirocha.
    GATHERING THE DESERT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1985) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A lovely book by this award winning author - who is both a MacArthur Fellow and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Conservation Biology. It focuses on a dozen of "the more than 425 edible wild species found in the Sonoran Desert to demonstrate just how bountiful the land can be. From the red-hot chiltepines of Mexico to the palms of Palm Springs, each plant exemplifies a symbolic or ecological relationship which people of this region have had with plants through history." Arranged according to the season, includes an original drawing by artist Paul Mirocha. SIGNED by Nabhan on the title page. Map. Bibliographic essay, index. Slightly oversized format. ix, 209 pp. ISBN: 0-816509352.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (inscription on front endpaper, small stain to fore-edge of text block, price-clipped) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 81584
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  • CULTURES AND SOCIETIES OF AFRICA. by Ottenberg, Simon and Phoebe, editors.
    Ottenberg, Simon and Phoebe, editors.
    CULTURES AND SOCIETIES OF AFRICA.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, (1964.) dj. Hardcover - 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. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Laid in is a large, folded outline map of tribal Africa (approx 40 inches by 32 inches)

    Book ID: 56134
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  • ETHNOMEDIZIN UND SOZIALMEDIZIN IN TROPISCH-AFRIKA. / ETHNOMEDICINE AND SOCIAL MEDICINE IN TROPICAL AFRICA : BeitrŠge zur Ethnomedizin, Ethnobotanik und Ethnozoologie III / Contributions to Ethnomedicine, Ethnobotany and Ethnozoology III. by Paul, Sigrid, editor.
    Paul, Sigrid, editor.
    ETHNOMEDIZIN UND SOZIALMEDIZIN IN TROPISCH-AFRIKA. / ETHNOMEDICINE AND SOCIAL MEDICINE IN TROPICAL AFRICA : BeitrŠge zur Ethnomedizin, Ethnobotanik und Ethnozoologie III / Contributions to Ethnomedicine, Ethnobotany and Ethnozoology III.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hamburg: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnomedizin, 1973. First edition - Text is in German, English and French. The introductory essay by Ludwig Brandl - "A Short History of Ethnomedicine in Tropical Africa" - is in both English and German. Also includes essays on Les Plantes Magiques Senegalaise (in French) by Joseph Kerharo, The Fundamental Basis of African Traditional Medicine (in English) by Yaw Osei and much more. Bibliographies, photographs. 288 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed pale green wrappers.

    Book ID: 53813
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  • THE BEST ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: What Works? What Does Not? by Pelletier, Kenneth R.
    Pelletier, Kenneth R.
    THE BEST ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: What Works? What Does Not?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Based on an enormous body of research, including new research funded by the National Institutes of Health, [this] is the first book to provide authoritative, scientifically based answers to these questions." Introduction by Dr Andrew Weil. Presentation copy INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To. . . Thank you for making all our stays with you so magical. Best wishes" Includes chapters on herbal medicine, Chinese medicine and more. Selected bibliography. Index. 450 pp. ISBN: 0-684-842076.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58399
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  • PHARMAKO DYNAMIS: Stimulating Plants, Potions and Herbcraft. by Pendell, Dale.
    Pendell, Dale.
    PHARMAKO DYNAMIS: Stimulating Plants, Potions and Herbcraft.

    Edition: First edition, a large trade paperback..

    San Francisco: Mercury House, (2002.). First edition - The second book in his Pharmako trilogy - ancient Greek herbalists used the term pharmakodynamis to refer to the intrinsic powers of plants. This volume covers, among other plants, coffee, chocolate, ephedra, khat, coca, and nutmeg. Dale Pendell is a poet, engineer and ethnobotanist - among other things, .he was the founding editor of KUKSU: Journal of Backcountry Writing. Illustrated throughout. Extensive references, index. vii, 293 pp. ISBN: 1562791257.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54725
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  • FIFTY YEARS OF LSD: Current Status and Perspectives of Hallucinogens (A Symposium of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences - Lugano-Agno October 21 and 22, 1993) by Pletscher, A. and D. Pletscher. Albert Hofman, contributor.
    Pletscher, A. and D. Pletscher. Albert Hofman, contributor.
    FIFTY YEARS OF LSD: Current Status and Perspectives of Hallucinogens (A Symposium of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences - Lugano-Agno October 21 and 22, 1993)

    Edition: First edition.

    New York & London: Parthenon Publishing (1994). Hardcover first edition - The proceedings of the Symposium of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences held in Lugano-Agno in Switzerland in September 1993, celebrating a half-century of both the Academy and the discovery of the world's best known hallucinogen. Fifteen papers cover the pharmacological, psychopathological and clinical aspects of LSD and hallucinogenic drug use in medicine, in addition to a personal historical account of the discovery of LSD by Professor Albert Hofmann, as well as a study of the social and cultural impact of LSD. Photographs and charts, references, index. 237 pp. ISBN: 1850705690.

    Condition: Fine in glossy red boards.

    Book ID: 54479
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  • THE OCCASIONAL PAPERS OF THE RHODES-LIVINGSTONE MUSEUM, Nos. 1-16 in One Volume. by [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Gilges, W.; Turner, V. W. and others.
    [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Gilges, W.; Turner, V. W. and others.
    THE OCCASIONAL PAPERS OF THE RHODES-LIVINGSTONE MUSEUM, Nos. 1-16 in One Volume.

    Edition: First edition.

    Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press of behalf of The Institute for African Studies, Zambia, (1974) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects 16 papers originally published between 1948 to 1964. Many illustrations - maps, photographs, charts and drawings - throughout, including some fold-out pages. Among these papers specifically related to ethnobotany are "Some African Poison Plants and Medicines of Northern Rhodesia. (#11) by W. Gilges and "Lunda Medicine and the Treatment of Disease" (#15) by V. W. Turner, although others have some relevance. 856 pp. ISBN: 0-719012732.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in dark green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a very good gold dust jacket (no library markings, but tape reinforcement to base of spine of dj)

    Book ID: 80921
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  • ACCOMMODATING THE SPIRIT AMONGST SOME NORTH-EASTERN SHONA TRIBES ; Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 22. by [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Holleman, J. F.
    [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Holleman, J. F.
    ACCOMMODATING THE SPIRIT AMONGST SOME NORTH-EASTERN SHONA TRIBES ; Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 22.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Capetown and London: Oxford University Press of behalf of The Institute for African Studies, Zambia, 1953. First edition - A paper written as a study-in-the-field, which focuses on the place of 'bona' in post-mortem rituals. Illustrated with photographs. Footnotes. 40 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed blue wrappers (toning to covers, embossed seal on front cover) .

    Book ID: 80925
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  • CHIHAMBA THE WHITE SPIRIT: A Ritual Drama of the Ndembu; , Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 33. by [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    CHIHAMBA THE WHITE SPIRIT: A Ritual Drama of the Ndembu; , Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 33.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press of behalf of The Institute for African Studies, Zambia, (1962). First edition - The author describes the Chihamba as one of the "cults of afflication" - that is, people are "caught" because they failed to honor their ancestors, etc. Illustrated with photographs. 96 pp plus bibliography and list of other publications.

    Condition: Near fine in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 80922
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  • NDEMBU DIVINATION: Its' Symbolism and Techniques, Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 31. by [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    NDEMBU DIVINATION: Its' Symbolism and Techniques, Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 31.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press of behalf of The Institute for African Studies, Zambia, (1961). First edition - A preliminary analysis of the raw data, rather than a finished work - one which focuses on the symbolic objects, especially as they are used by two diviners - Muchona and an Angolan diviner. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 85 pp plus bibliography and list of other publications.

    Condition: Near fine in printed blue wrappers (upper corner slightly bumped, some toning to spine of wrapper)

    Book ID: 80923
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  • ELEMENTS IN LUVALE BELIEFS AND RITUALS; Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 32. by [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] White, C. N. M.
    [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] White, C. N. M.
    ELEMENTS IN LUVALE BELIEFS AND RITUALS; Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 32.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press of behalf of The Institute for African Studies, Zambia, (1961). First edition - Foreword by Raymond Apthorpe. Focuses on initiation rites, but also includes chapter on general beliefs. missionary influence, ec. Illustrated with photographs. 74 pp plus bibliography and list of other publications.

    Condition: Near fine in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 80924
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  • THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF MEDICINE: From Culture to Method. by Romanucci-Ross, Lola, Daniel E. Moerman and Laurence R. Tancredi and others, contributors.
    Romanucci-Ross, Lola, Daniel E. Moerman and Laurence R. Tancredi and others, contributors.
    THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF MEDICINE: From Culture to Method.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Praeger Special Studies, (1983). Hardcover first edition - Classic work cited in American Anthropologist as "must reading for all medical anthropologists, physicians, advanced medical anthropology students and advanced medical students," This is "both a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing field of medical anthropology and a state-of-the-art reference work. . . The contributors to this volume examine the acculturation process of healer, physician, and patient in diverse cultural settings. They explore the social and cultural context of medical events as well as the process of medical thought and problem solving." The diverse topics range from Aztec and European medicine in the new world to a study of traditional medicine among the Ningerum of Papua, shamastic healing among…

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    New York: Praeger Special Studies, (1983). Hardcover first edition - Classic work cited in American Anthropologist as "must reading for all medical anthropologists, physicians, advanced medical anthropology students and advanced medical students," This is "both a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing field of medical anthropology and a state-of-the-art reference work. . . The contributors to this volume examine the acculturation process of healer, physician, and patient in diverse cultural settings. They explore the social and cultural context of medical events as well as the process of medical thought and problem solving." The diverse topics range from Aztec and European medicine in the new world to a study of traditional medicine among the Ningerum of Papua, shamastic healing among the Indians of Southern California, Iroquois medicinal plants, the placebo effect, the use of plants in tooth cleaning in Africa and elsewhere, and much more. Notes and references at the end of each paper. List of contributors. Index. xiii, 400 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0621926.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy green boards with gilt lettering.

    Book ID: 62163
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  • ESSENTIAL SUBSTANCES: A Cultural History of Intoxicants in Society by Rudgley, Richard.
    Rudgley, Richard.
    ESSENTIAL SUBSTANCES: A Cultural History of Intoxicants in Society

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York and Tokyo: Kodansha International, (1994.). First edition - Originally published in the UK under the title 'The Alchemy of Culture' this is a look at the uses and abuses of mind-altering drugs through history, from opium in the stone age to crack on our city streets. Includes a look at the traditional mind-altering substances - like magic mushrooms in Siberia, tobacco and peyote in the Americas, qat in Africa, and betel in Southeast Asia - to the psychoactive plants of medieval witchcraft, hallucinogens like LSD and marijuana, and stimulants like coffee, tea, and cocoa, and why some are considered culturally acceptable, others are forbidden. Foreword by William Emboden Illustrated with line drawings, notes, bibliography index .ix,195. 36 t

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 38400
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