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  • Davis, Hassoldt.
    SORCERERS' VILLAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Little Brown & Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1955. dj. Hardcover first edition - A journey into the jungles of the Ivory Coast in search of a secret school of magicians and witch doctors. Illustrated with photographs by Ruth and Hassoldt Davis. 334 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dustjacket with sunning on the spine, some rubbing and other wear.

    Book ID: 34967
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  • STORIES OF THE GORILLA COUNTRY. by Du Chaillu, Paul.
    Du Chaillu, Paul.
    STORIES OF THE GORILLA COUNTRY.

    Edition: Illustrated edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, nd (ca 1928) dj. Hardcover - One of five books on Central Africa by this French explorer reissued and rewritten with illustrations by Erick Berry (both full page black and white drawings and many smaller entexte pictures) for younger readers (1216 years indicated on dust jacket.) New introduction by Du Chaillu. Includes accounts of elephant hunting, village life, even cannibals, witch doctors, the barracoons in which slaves were kept before being shipped overseas and much more. 290 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in a quite tattered and edgeworn dust jacket with tape repairs on the interior and general edgewear, but still bright and attractive and now protected by an archival cover..

    Book ID: 43436
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  • Kenney, Lona B.
    MBOKA: A Congo Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - The way of life in a Congo village.Dustjacket praise from Harold Courlander who called it 'a fascinating memoir of back country during the latter days of Belgian rule... accepting the Congolese villagers on their own terms... trusted by the villagers who know her... ISBN: 0-517-50037x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 27702
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  • Kenney, Lona B.
    MBOKA: A Congo Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The way of life in a Congo village, written by a woman who found herself in Africa, in what was then the Belgian Congo, after she married a doctor who specialized in tropical diseases. Uncommon in the attitudes expressed towards the inhabitants of the neighboring village - the mboka - 264 pp. ISBN: 0-517-50037x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 34937
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  • Lerrigo, P. H. J. [Peter Hugh James]
    ROCK-BREAKERS: Kingdom Building in Kongo Land.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Judson Press, (1922.). Hardcover first edition - Although primarily an account of Christian Protestant missionaries work in the Belgian Congo, this also gives a picture of Africa itself and of the lives of the Africans. Includes one chapter on "rival practicioners" - on medicine men and medical missionaries. Illustrated with photographs. Fold-out map. Uncommon. 200 pp.

    Condition: From a Baptist Seminary library with the usual markings, but overall good condition: tight and clean in orange cloth with black lettering.

    Book ID: 38891
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  • Lerrigo, P. H. J. [Peter Hugh James]
    OMWA? ARE YOU AWAKE?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fleming H. Ravel, (1936.). Hardcover first edition - The author made several trips to the Belgian Congo, visiting with missionaries there - but this book focuses on the native African people - on their ways - but also on their reactions to missionaries and to other whites who came to their country - the first chapter begins with Mongo, the cannibal, recounting his story and Yuka recalling his meeting with Stanley.Includes chapters on women, witch doctors, on the work of the missionaries, the difficulties of travel and more. Illustrated with photographs. 175 pp.

    Condition: From a Baptist Seminary library with the usual markings, but overall good condition: tight and clean in blue cloth with orange lettering.

    Book ID: 38894
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  • AFRICAN DRUMS. by Puleston, Dr, Fred.
    Puleston, Dr, Fred.
    AFRICAN DRUMS.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1930). Hardcover - Fred Puleston ran away from home at 17 and went to Africa as an agent for Hattan & Cookson he stayed there off and on for 14 years: 1882 to 1896. This book - which describes those experiences - includes some surprising statements - For example "All white men (except missionaries) of his acquaintance in the Congo had black 'harems'."[one to three native girls - he approved the custom.] Cannibalism was common among the blacks; three of Agent Puleston's friends were eaten. Twice he met Explorer Stanley, "discoverer" of Livingstone. Other chapters deal with witch doctors, and in one he contrasts slavery in Africa as practiced by Africans versus that of…

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    New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1930). Hardcover - Fred Puleston ran away from home at 17 and went to Africa as an agent for Hattan & Cookson he stayed there off and on for 14 years: 1882 to 1896. This book - which describes those experiences - includes some surprising statements - For example "All white men (except missionaries) of his acquaintance in the Congo had black 'harems'."[one to three native girls - he approved the custom.] Cannibalism was common among the blacks; three of Agent Puleston's friends were eaten. Twice he met Explorer Stanley, "discoverer" of Livingstone. Other chapters deal with witch doctors, and in one he contrasts slavery in Africa as practiced by Africans versus that of white men, whom he accuses of turning two islands into "hell holes." Puleston is also known as one who exposed Alfred Aloysius ("Trader") Horn. Indignation at the gross ignorance of Congo Africa which he detected in the "Horn-books" caused Dr. Puleston (then a prosperous Miami, Florida physician) to exclaim to friends, "I can't believe this man was ever in the Congo!" Illustrated with fantastic art deco paintings and drawings by Andre Durenceau (as one commentator noted "his illustrations tended towards the provocative, and even at times the erotic and grotesque.") including a color frontispiece and endpapers, 5 black and white glossy full page plates and several small drawings at the tail of some of the chapters. 318 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in brown cloth with dark brown lettering (some wear to the edges of the boards and the corners, but overall a clean and tight copy), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85085
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