Brussels: Pierre Berge & Associes, 2008. Softcover. Auction catalog for a 299 lot sale of African and Oceanic art objects, masks, and sculptures. In black wrappers with pictorial covers. Very good with a few ink notations by potential buyer. Without prices realized. In French. 142 pages. African Art. ART/010517. Very Good.
Pasadena: California Insitute of Technology, 1971. Catalog for exhibition held at the Baxter Art Gallery. Nicely produced with tipped in color plates and b&w text photographs. In black paper wrappers with pictorial front cover. Very good condition. 8 x 11.5 inches. Unpaginated. [about 50 pages] African Art. ART/010417.
Cambridge: University Press, 1967. Hardcover. "The ancient kingdom of Dahomey covered teh southern third of what is now the West African republic of Dahomey. (This book discusses) ... the development of the political institutions in Dahomey; ... the story of the men who built up Dahomey and rules the country; and the relationship between Dahomey and the Yoruba empire of Oyo" (jacket). Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright. In orange dust jacket with purple title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket. 234 pages. AFR/122618. Very Good / Very Good.
Oxford: for the International African Institute by Oxford University Press, 1974. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titl to spine. Underlining in red pen to a few pages. Else clean and bright. Blue illustrated dust jacket with yellow title to front and spine panels. Light wear to edges and spine ends fo dust jacket. IN BOTH FRENCH AND ENGLISH. Index, 426 pages. AFR/040611. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Ibadan University Press and Nelson, 1970. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Signed and inscribed by previous owner, else interior is very clean. Dark blue illustrated dust jacket with orange title to spine. Heavy creasing, fading, and wear to jacket. Index, 555 pages. AFR/072806. Very Good in Good Plus dj.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1st Edition, 1967. Hardcover. Folio. Very good illustrated white paper covered boards with black title to spine. Interior is clean and bright and filled with wonderful photographic illustrations in both full color and black and white. clear dust jacket with gilt and black title to front panel. Large open tear to rear panel and small closed tear to foot of spine panel of dust jacket. Africa. AFR108301. Very Good.
Norregade, Kobenhavn: V. Pios Boghandel, Povl Branner, 1925. Hardcover. 8vo. Modern binding in green cloth with gilt title to spine. Light foxing throughout thoug text remains clean and bright. Previous owner's writing and stamp to half title page. Illustrations throughout. IN DANISH. AFR/040611. Very Good.
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1996. Softcover. A fascinating examination of what a doll is in African culture - both as a toy and a cultural and artistic object - with comparisons to the meaning of dolls in Western culture. With study of dolls by region/country. Color and b&w photographs throughout. Black softcover with pictorial covers showing a range of doll types. Light crease to front cover but very good plus. 8.5 x 11 inches. 124 pages. African Art. ART/010417. Very Good+.
Washington DC: National Geographic, 2002. Hardcover. First edition, first printing, June 2002. Presentation bookplate from the National Geographic Society to front endpage with signatures of Jimmy and Jason Carter dated July 10, 2002. Bound in red cloth spine with black paper covered boards and black title to spine. In white illustrated dust jacket with black spine panel and white title to spine. Clean and bright with photographic illustrations. 278 pages. AFR/042915. Fine / Fine.
New York: Frederick A Stokes Company. Hardcover. Very good. No dust jacket. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Fading to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Front pastdown is a map. Inscription to front free end page dated 1925. Light foxing throughout though text remains bright and clear. Photographic illustrations throughout including frontis of Algiers. Index, 262 pages. Africa. AFR/6182. Very Good.
London: Luzac Oriental, (1995). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Green paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends and corners. Author's inscription to front free end page. Else is pristine. Yellow illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Slight creasing to edge of dust jacket as well as slight rubbing. Index, 224 pages. African History. AFR/073112. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1962). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good+ in very good black and white illustrated and price clipped dust jacket with red title to front panel and pink title to spine. Title on spine is faded. Minor edgewear to dust jacket incldes creasing and a few small closed tears. Interior is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Index, 308 pages. African History. AFR2/4302. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
n.p. Dilletante Press, 2001. Softcover. Dilettante Press is a now defunct independent book publisher dedicated to "challeng[ing] traditional notions of art and culture," focusing its efforts on featuring visionary, outsider, vernacular art in books. Dilettante only published three titles, of which this is one. This unusual book captures the exuberant and interesting history of its subject, with hundreds of color illustrations of posters and informative essays by such figures as Anjelica Huston, Clive Barker, LeVar Burton, and many others. Quarto softcover in stiff black paper wrappers with pictorial covers and red titling to spine and front. Pictorial endpapers. In near fine condition. 305 pages including index. Near Fine.
New York: Pantheon Books, (1970). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in very good illustrated black and white dust jacket with black title to front panel and white title to spine. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations. 303 pages. Africa. AFR/062912. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1899. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Wear to exterior includes bumping to spine ends and to corners and several very small spots of discoloration. Minor rubbing to hinges. Minor foxing to end pages as well as a few light smudges. Many pages still uncut. Africa. Index, 452 pages. AFR109071. Very Good.
London: Peter Davies, 1961. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations on every page. Pink illustrated price clipped dust jacket with black title to front panel and very faded pink title to spine panel. Edgewear to dust jacket includes a few small closed tears chipping to head of spine. Tape repair to dust jacket. Preface by Graham Greene. 180 pages. African History. AFR7/4302. Very Good + in Very Good Minus DJ.