The Tailed Head-hunters of Nigeria, An Account of an Official's Seven Years' Experiences in the Northern Nigerian Pagan Belt, and a Description of the Manners, Habits, and Customs of the Native Tribes

London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1912.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. xvi, 17-341 pp + publisher's ads, with 38 photographic illustrations and a folding map of northern Nigeria. Publisher's orange cloth stamped in gilt. Boards lightly soiled, corners rubbed, bookplate on front pastedown. Tremearne was an Australian-born anthropologist and folklorist who held several military and civil appointments in West Africa. In an unenlightened show of enlightenment, he writes that one aim of this book is "to show how much the uncivilized natives of Northern Nigeria resemble some other aboriginal races, possibly even our own ancestors and, incidentally, to prove that they are by no means as black in many ways as they are painted."

Item #13043

Price: $200.00

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