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Zulu Zion and some Swazi Zionists

by Sundkler, Bengt

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9780198227076
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(London: Oxford University Press, 1976) 0198227078. 8vo; blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 337, incl. index; plates; map; text figures. Dustwrapper slightly sunned on spine panel, a little rubbed and edgeworn; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; some fox spots to endpapers and edges; faint trace of pale highlighting to text of one chapter.… Read more
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Talking Drums of Africa

by Carrington, J. F.

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(London: The Carey Kingsgate Press, 1949). First edition. 8vo; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; pp. 96, incl. index; plates; text figures. Dustwrapper very slightly creased and partially sunned; cloth a little mottled; a little foxing. Very good condition. Uncommon. "It is the object of this account of the drum languages of… Read more
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The Basuto

by Ashton, Hugh

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(London, Oxford University Press for the International African Institute, 1955). 8vo; original green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); pp. xi + (i) + 355, incl. index; monochrome photographic plates; folding map. Dustwrapper slightly mottled, with trace of wear at head of spine panel; earlier owner's book label to front free endpaper, and an… Read more
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Kavango

by Mertens, Alice

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(Cape Town: Purnell, 1974) 360002331. First edition. 4to; original white boards, lettered in brown on spine and upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. (xvi) + 120; plates in colour and monochrome; map. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; trace of foxing to half-title. Very good condition. "KAVANGO is a unique photo study of the Kavango, tribes living in the… Read more
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(Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Contact, 1955). Large 4to; original black cloth, with pictorial white blocking to upper cover and spine lettered in white; pictorial lacquered dustwrapper; pp. 51 + (i) + [116]; 138 large photographic reproductions of primitive art; maps. Dustwrapper a little sunned and edgeworn; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; some foxing; trace of damp ingress to outer… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Fanele / Jacana Media, 2014) 9781920196981. 235 x 155 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xxvii + (i) + 377, incl. index. Fine condition. "Why do alternative, non-scientific explanations of HIV/AIDS continue to circulate in South Africa's townships after almost 30 years of AIDS education? In A Different Kind of Aids, David Dickinson explores the folk and lay theories that… Read more
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(Cape Town: Fernwood Press, 2001) 1874950598. 4to; original grey boards, with pale grey lettering to spine and device to upper board; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. 144; lavishly illustrated, generally with historical portrait photographs to the recto and the facing verso providing descriptive text. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed, and partially sunned. Very good condition. "In those instances when the… Read more
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$37.25
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(New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1986). Second edition. A volume in the 'Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology' series. 233 x 162 mm; pictorial wraps; pp. xiii + (i) + 187, incl. index; maps; photographs in text. Trace of foxing to top edge. Very good condition. "This new edition of The Swazi is in two parts. The… Read more
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(Salisbury: Native Affairs Department, 1960). Catalogue title from cover. Fact Paper 1. 160 x 101 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers; pp. 16 (including wrappers); some photographs. Slightly worn; one or two fox spots. Good condition. While slightly patronising for modern tastes, this booklet seems to have been produced with the worthy objective of improving race relations in Southern Rhodesia, and includes… Read more
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(New York: Thames & Hudson, 2011) 9780500515624. Slim 4to; original red boards with lettering to spine and publisher's device to upper board; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 143 + (i); full-page colour portraits. Fine condition. "The village of Kibish lies in the lower Omo Valley on the borders of Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan. Far from any city and with an unforgiving… Read more
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The Bushmen of Southern Africa

by Lategan, E. H. W.

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9780628016904
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(Cape Town/Johannesburg: Perskor, 1980) 0628016905. 8vo; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 54, incl. index; colour and monochrome photographs; line drawings; maps. Boards partially sunned; some fox spots. Very good condition. Basic introduction to the history and way of life of the region's oldest indigenous inhabitants. .
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African Dances of the Witwatersrand Gold Mines

by Tracey, Hugh (author), and Merlyn Severn (photographer)

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(Johannesburg: African Music Society, 1952). 4to; original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, with gilt dancer device to upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. (xii) + 156; numerous photographs. Dustwrapper somewhat torn, edgeworn and foxed; light bump to top fore-corner of upper board; some foxing to outermost leaves and edges, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Good to very good… Read more
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Tribal Peoples of Southern Africa

by Tyrrell, Barbara

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(Cape Town: Books of Africa, 1968). First edition. 4to; pictorial boards; endpaper map; pp. (l) + 206, incl. index; profusely illustrated, largely in full colour. Backstrip very slightly rubbed at head; trace of foxing to top edge. Very good condition. "This is a monumental work of the greatest historical and artistic value; and it could only have been… Read more
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The Social System of the Zulus

by Krige, Eileen Jensen

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(Pietermaritzburg: Shuter & Shooter, 1965). 8vo; original green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped dustwrapper; pp. xx + 420, incl. index; black-and-white photographic plates, maps and plans. Dustwrapper sunned on spine and partially on lower panel. Fine condition, in a very good dustwrapper. "The Social System of the Zulus, first published in 1936, has become one of the standard… Read more
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(Windhoek: Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Windhoek, 1966). Offprint from larger publication on the ethnic groups of South West Africa. 240 x 175 mm; saddle-stitched booklet, published without wrappers; pp. [45-72]. Trace of foxing. Good to very good condition. Afrikaans text. This work provides an introduction to the history and beliefs of such Nambian groups as the Bushmen, the Dama, the Nama, the… Read more
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Die Bul van Emvayeni

by Bruwer, J.

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(Johannesburg: Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel, 1956). Cover title reads "Die Bul van Emvanyeni". 12mo; original brown boards, lettered in black on spine and upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 104. Dustwrapper torn and tanned; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; some foxing. Good. Afrikaans text. Historical novel tracing the story of the Ngoni people who left KwaZulu-Natal at the… Read more
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Women: An Anthropological View

by Kessler, Evelyn S.

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ISBN
9780030148767
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(New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976) 0030148766. 8vo; pictorial boards; pp. (xiv) + 267, incl. index. Boards slightly rubbed and corners turned; front free endpaper removed; some foxing to edges and endpapers. Good condition. This work is both an examination of the role of women in society historically, and an interpretation of the place of women in modern society.… Read more
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(Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1971) 0719002508. 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped dustwrapper; pp. xii + 279, incl. index; plates; maps. Dustwrapper slightly edgeworn and sunned; trace of foxing to edges and endpapers. Very good condition. "This book continues and expands the scope of the author's Caste and the Economic Frontier (1957), which described economic and… Read more
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Bantu Prophets in South Africa

by Sundkler, Bengt G. M.

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(Oxford: Oxford University Press for the International African Institute, 1976). 214 x 134 mm; wrappers; pp. 381, incl. index; plates. Wrappers very slightly creased; spine and portion of wrappers sunned; trace of foxing to edges; occasional underlining and marginalia. Good. "This study of Independent Zulu Churches in South Africa was first published in 1948 and has been in continuing demand.… Read more
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The Last of the Maasai

by Amin, Mohamed, with Duncan Willetts and John Eames

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9780869773697
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(Cape Town: Struik, 1987) 0869773690. 4to; original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. 185 + (vii); profusely illustrated with large, full-colour photographs; map. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn, foxed to reverse side; some fox spots to edges and endpapers, occasionally elsewhere. Very good condition. "In this superb, full-colour portfolio photographers Mohamed Amin… Read more
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