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AFRICAN CEREMONIES by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, 2 Volumes in Slipcase

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AFRICAN CEREMONIES by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, 2 Volumes in Slipcase

85.00

New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999. First Edition. Large format hardcovers (books measure 10.5” x 14”). Both volumes beautifully bound in black cloth, with tipped-on photos. Gilt titles to spine. 384, 360 pages. Full color photographs. ** NOTE ** this set of books is extremely heavy. Additional shipping costs will apply to all international orders. Books are in near fine condition. The slipcase has some edge wear with a bit of loss of paper (see photos).

This carefully conceived work offers a complete introduction to the traditional rites and rituals of Africa, including baby namings, initiations, weddings, harvest blessings, coronations, healing exorcisms, and funerals, among others. Many of these rituals have never been photographed before. Tribes included are the Krobo, Taneka, Maasai, Bassari, Surma, Wodaabe, Zulu, Ashanti, Baganda,Swahili, Berbers, Tuaregs, and more.

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