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The Serpent and The Rainbow

The Serpent and The Rainbow

by Davis Wade


In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to investigate two documented cases of zombis -- people who had reappeared in Haitian society years after they had been officially declared dead and had been buried. Drawn into a netherworld of rituals and celebrations, Davis penetrated the vodoun mystique deeply enough to place zombification in its proper context within vodoun culture. In the course of his investigation, Davis came to realize that the story of vodoun is the history of Haiti --... Read more
Black Democracy

Black Democracy

by H P Davis

Christophe

Christophe

by Hubert Cole

Hazardous Duty

Hazardous Duty

by David H ; Mathews, Tom Hackworth

Hazardous Duty

Hazardous Duty

by David H Hackworth

Hazardous Duty

Hazardous Duty

by Col David H Hackworth

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Best Nightmare On Earth

by Herbert Gold

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Divine Horsemen

by Maya Deren

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Divine Horsemen

by M Deren

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Best Nightmare On Earth

by Herbert Gold; Introduction-Jan Morris

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Hazardous Duty

by Tom Mathew David H Hackworth

Haiti Books & Ephemera

The Serpent and the Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist's Astonishing Journey into the Secret Societies of Haitian Voodoo, Zombis, and Magic

The Serpent and the Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist's Astonishing Journey into the Secret Societies of Haitian Voodoo, Zombis, and Magic

by Wade Davis

1997-07-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$37.09
PRECIS HISTORIQUE DES DERNIERS EVENEMENS DE LA PARTIE DE L'EST DE  SAINT-DOMINGUE

PRECIS HISTORIQUE DES DERNIERS EVENEMENS DE LA PARTIE DE L'EST DE SAINT-DOMINGUE

by Guillermin (Gilbert)

Paris: Arthus-Bertrand. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1811. Hardcover. Saton Domingo; Caribbean; French Language Text.; Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 494 pages; Notes historical, political and statistics on this part; Reflections on North America, and Considerations on South America, and the restoration of Saint-Domingue. Features the portrait of General Ferrand, foldout view of ruins of the old palace of Christopher Columbus, and a large foldout hand colored map of the positions of both... Read more
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$975.10
AMERIQUE EQUATORIALE; SON HISTOIRE PITTORESQUE ET POLITIQUE; SA GEOGRAPHIE  ET SES RICHESSES NATURELLES; SON ETAT PRESENT ET SON AVENIR.

AMERIQUE EQUATORIALE; SON HISTOIRE PITTORESQUE ET POLITIQUE; SA GEOGRAPHIE ET SES RICHESSES NATURELLES; SON ETAT PRESENT ET SON AVENIR.

by Don Enrique Vte Onffroy De Thoron

Paris: Renouard. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1866. Hardcover. Central America; Caribbean; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xii, 476 pages; Amerique Equatoriale; son histoire pittoresque et politique; sa geographie et ses richesses naturelles; son etat present et son avenir. . French text. [EQUATORIAL AMERICA: ITS COLORFUL HISTORY AND ITS POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY AND NATURAL RESOURCES ...] Rubber stamp to title, triangular excision to unprinted area of title. Occasional light pencil marginalia, lacking... Read more
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$293.95
DICTIONNAIRE GEOGRAPHIQUE ET ADMINISTRATIF UNIVERSEL D'HAITI.OU GUIDE  GENERAL EN HAITI [VOL III ONLY]

DICTIONNAIRE GEOGRAPHIQUE ET ADMINISTRATIF UNIVERSEL D'HAITI.OU GUIDE GENERAL EN HAITI [VOL III ONLY]

by S. Rouzier

Port-au-prince: A Heraux. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1892-1893. First Edition. Paperback. Reference; GEOGRAPHY; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 508 pages; S. Rouzier. Dictionnaire Geographique Et Administratif Universel D'Haiti... Vol III original wrappers, first few leaves with occasional notes and underlines. Moderate edge wear and minor toning. From the Archives of the Ministery of the Interior. .
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$225.35
West Indies

West Indies

by MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus Sr

Philadelphia: H. N. Burroughs, 1846. unbound. Map. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 15.75" x 12.5". This map of the West Indies extends from the southern tip of Florida to the northern coast of South America, and from the western tip of Cuba to Barbados in the east. The index includes capitals, cities, and towns, labeled in a stylized manner that complements the region's scattered arrangement of islands. Above the title is a paragraph describing the region and its... Read more
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$250.00
The idols and the prey

The idols and the prey

by Goodwin, John

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1953. Hardcover. 341p., previous owner's signature, very good first edition in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj worn at head and tail of spine. Young 1535. Novel of the degeneration of three young people; a husband and wife and a young artist, set in Haiti. Young 1535.
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$25.00
The Somerville Free Press [seven issues]

The Somerville Free Press [seven issues]

Somerville, MA: the newspaper, 1977. Seven issues of the tabloid-format tenants' rights newspaper, the last issue with name changed to the Free Press; evenly toned, otherwise very good except for the second issue, which is more worn with faint stains. Community news, much on rent strikes, including coverage in Portuguese and French (for the local Haitian population). Issues present are Aug. and Dec. 1973, Feb/March and April/May 1975, Jan. and September 1976, and June 1977.
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$45.00
CONTRE VINCENT

CONTRE VINCENT

by Milo Rigaud

Port-au-prince: Societe D'Editions Et De Librairie. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1946. First Edition. Paperback. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 41 pages; Corner crease to front cover. Worldcat locatres two copies. .
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$78.35
THE KINGDOM OF THIS WORLD

THE KINGDOM OF THIS WORLD

by CARPENTIER, Alejo

[New York]: Limited Editions Club, (1987). Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. A beautiful book. Roberto Juarez. Folio (11" x 15") handsewn and bound in black Oasis goatskin on the spine and fore-edge with burgundy Japanese cloth on the boards. Introduction by John Hersey and illustrated with 7 ORIGINAL ETCHINGS by Roberto Juarez, his first work in this medium, printed on handmade paper. One of 750 numbered copies of this Cuban author's classic novel about Haiti. SIGNED by Hersey and Juarez on the... Read more
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$312.50
Manuel des Habitans de Saint-Domingue, contenant un precis de l'Histoire de cette Ile, depuis sa decouverte; la Description Topographique et Statistique des parties Française et Espagnole; le Tableau des productions naturelles et des cultures Coloniales...; suivi d'un traite de Medicine Domestique appropriee aux Iles, d'une Pharmacopee Americaine; du premier Vocabulaire Francais-Creole..

Manuel des Habitans de Saint-Domingue, contenant un precis de l'Histoire de cette Ile, depuis sa decouverte; la Description Topographique et Statistique des parties Française et Espagnole; le Tableau des productions naturelles et des cultures Coloniales...; suivi d'un traite de Medicine Domestique appropriee aux Iles, d'une Pharmacopee Americaine; du premier Vocabulaire Francais-Creole..

by DUCOEURJOLY, S.J. & POUPEE-DESPORTES, Jean Baptiste

Paris: Chez Arthus - Bertrand, 1803. Second. hardcover. near fine. Illustrated with 2 folding charts and 1 large folding map. [4], CCVIII, 216; [4], 406 pages. 2 volumes, 8vo, attractively bound in older 1/2 black morocco over green boards; blind-stamped spines with raised bands; marbled endpapers. iParis: Chez Arthus-Bertrand, 1803, An XI. Second printing of this rather scarce book -- OCLC lists only 3 copies of this edition. A near fine copy with minimal scattered foxing and toning. The treatise... Read more
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$3,250.00
AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE BLACK EMPIRE OF HAYTI: COMPREHENDING A VIEW OF THE PRINCIPAL TRANSACTIONS IN THE REVOLUTION OF SAINT DOMINGO; WITH ITS ANTIENT AND MODERN STATE

AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE BLACK EMPIRE OF HAYTI: COMPREHENDING A VIEW OF THE PRINCIPAL TRANSACTIONS IN THE REVOLUTION OF SAINT DOMINGO; WITH ITS ANTIENT AND MODERN STATE

by RAINSFORD, Marcus

[London]: Albion Press Printed : Published by James Cundee, 1805. First Edition. Hardcover. Some browning to the preliminaries and minor foxing on some leaves. There is a small ink library stamp to the title page. The map of the Island is somewhat browned. The plan of Cape Francois has suffered from indifferent folding and is missing a small piece on the bottom center of the plan, but otherwise the volume has ample margins, clear print, and generally clean pages throughout. All of the plates and maps... Read more
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$1,562.50
Histoire de L'Isle Espanole ou de S. Domingue

Histoire de L'Isle Espanole ou de S. Domingue

by CHARLEVOIX, Pierre-Francois-Xavier de

Paris: Didot, 1730. First Edition. hardcover. very good. Ecrite particulierement sur des Memoires Manuscrits du P. Jean-Baptiste le Pers, Jesuite, Missionnaire a Saint Domingue, & sur les Pieces Originales, qui se conservent au Depot de la Marine. 14 engraved plates (most folding maps), vignettes. 2 volumes, small square 4to, 1/2 calf, ornately gilt spine (rubbed); some pages darkened, worming, few inked markings. Paris: Francois Didot, 1730. Very good. Recounts the island's history from its... Read more
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$3,000.00
The Serpent and the Rainbow : A Harvard Scientist Uncovers the Startling  Truth About the Secret World of Haitian Voodoo and Zombies

The Serpent and the Rainbow : A Harvard Scientist Uncovers the Startling Truth About the Secret World of Haitian Voodoo and Zombies

by Davis, Wade

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Warner Books, Incorporated. Very Good. 1987. Paperback. 371 pp. 8 pp photos. Corners rubbed. Fold to upper right corner. Slight spine crease. First paperback printing. Inscribed by author: "To ___ with deep respect and affection, as ever, Wade Davis". Uncovers the truth about Haiti’s secret voodoo societies and reveals the dark secrets of their legendary "zombie poison" .; Signed by Author .
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$50.00
Best Nightmare on Earth A Life in Haiti

Best Nightmare on Earth A Life in Haiti

by Gold, Herbert

New York: Prentice Hall Press. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. 0133723275 . "Herbert Gold reflects on the country's history and politics, culture and folklore, but he sees much more. He sees Haiti through the eyes of a lover: impassioned, jealous, probing, ever alert, and alive." Ships same or next business day. Book has minor edge wear, shallow dent on top right corner of front board, small bumps on spine ends, light blue marks on tail edge;... Read more
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$10.00
TERRE EN GESINE; ROMAN PAYSAN.

TERRE EN GESINE; ROMAN PAYSAN.

by Gerard Duc

Port-au-prince: Unknown. Very Good with no dust jacket. [1954 ?.]. First Edition. Paperback. French Language; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 100 pages; In owner's plastic cover. Contents toned, no markings . Worldcat locates 2 copies. Duc was a frequently published author. .
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$97.95
Haiti Shippers Guide

Haiti Shippers Guide

by Rigdon, John C

Powder Springs, GA: Eastern Digital Resources, 2010. Paperback. New. Many organizations are currently delivering most of their supplies to Haiti in suitcases aboard flights. This is very inefficient and costly when compared to other methods. This manual is designed to help you cut through the terminology and bureaucracy and ultimately to save you money in shipping items to Haiti and in receiving items from Haiti. The Haiti Shippers Guide is available in paperback or on CD-ROM in Adobe PDF... Read more
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$25.00
Description Topographique, Physique, Civile, Politique Et Historique De La  Partie Francaise Aise De L'isle Saint-domingue : Avec Des Observations  Generales Sur Sa Population, Sur Le Caractere & Les Moeurs De Ses Divers  Habitans ; Sur Son Climat, Sa Cultur

Description Topographique, Physique, Civile, Politique Et Historique De La Partie Francaise Aise De L'isle Saint-domingue : Avec Des Observations Generales Sur Sa Population, Sur Le Caractere & Les Moeurs De Ses Divers Habitans ; Sur Son Climat, Sa Cultur

by Moreau de Saint-Méry, M. L. E. (Médéric Louis Elie), 1750-1819

L Guerin & Theodore Morgand. Good with no dust jacket. 1875. Second Edition. Hardcover. tall 8vo 9" - 10" t; xxxi, 446; 466 pages; Description topographique, physique, civile, politique et historique de la partie francaise Aise de l'isle Saint-Domingue : Avec des observations generales sur sa population, sur le caractere & les moeurs de ses divers habitans ; sur son climat, sa culture... Accompagne Es des de Tails les plus propres a Faire connaitre l'e Tat de cette colonie... Read more
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$1,911.00
The French Colonial Question 1789-1791

The French Colonial Question 1789-1791

by Mitchell Benett Garrett (1881-1959)

Ann Arbor, Michigan: George Wahr, Publisher, 1916. First Edition. iv, [1], 167pp. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titling; without dust jacket (as issued?). A near fine copy. A study of the issues of politics, slavery, and slave insurrections in the French colonies in the West Indies. Includes much on Saint-Domingue (today Haiti) and Santo Domingo (today the Dominican Republic); French politician, Antoine Pierre Joseph Marie Barnave (1761-1793); and the "Mulatto Question." Based on the author's... Read more
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$50.00
Bitter sugar; slaves today in the Caribbean. Photographic reportage by the author. Translated from the French by Andreea Johnson

Bitter sugar; slaves today in the Caribbean. Photographic reportage by the author. Translated from the French by Andreea Johnson

by Lemoine, Maurice

Chicago: Banner Press, 1985. Paperback. 308p. + 18p. maps and photos, wraps a bit shelf worn, paper lightly toned else good condition. On Haitians living in the Dominican Republic.
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$12.00
Cultural Identity, Negritude, and Decolonization: The Haitian Situation in the Light of the Socialist Humanism of Jacques Romain and Rene Depestre

Cultural Identity, Negritude, and Decolonization: The Haitian Situation in the Light of the Socialist Humanism of Jacques Romain and Rene Depestre

by Levilain, Guy Viet

New York: American Institute of Marxist Studies, 1978. 59p., stapled wraps, 8.5 x 11 inches, very good condition with ownership stamp of Marxist scholar Karl Niebyl and his wife Elizabeth on front wrap. Occasional Paper No. 29.
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$15.00
Haiti, a look at the reality

Haiti, a look at the reality

by Brescia, Steve

Hyattsville, MD: Quixote Center, 1993. 24p., pamphlet in tabloid newspaper format, paper evenly toned, horizontal fold, otherwise very good. Pro-Aristide perspective.
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$15.00
The Serpent and the Rainbow

The Serpent and the Rainbow

by Davis, Wade

Paperback. Good.
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£35.44
La historia en números

La historia en números

by Galeano, Eduardo

N. pl: the author, 1994. [12]p. chapbook, string-tied wraps. Reprint of Galeano's piece on Haiti published in La Jornada, 8/3/94.
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$25.00
The Serpent and the Rainbow - an Astonishing Journey Into the Secret Society of Haitian Voodoo, Zombies and Magic

The Serpent and the Rainbow - an Astonishing Journey Into the Secret Society of Haitian Voodoo, Zombies and Magic

by Davis Wade

London: Collins, 1986. 1 cm closed tear to dj at spine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Occult.
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£15.00