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WIENER, Leo. Africa and the Discovery of America. Philadelphia : Innes & Sons, 129-135 N. Twelfth St., MCMXX-MCMXXII. 1920 -1922. First Edition. IN THREE VOLUMES.
I : Pp. (10),[xi]-xix,(1),-290,(2), frontispiece, + 18 leaves of plates;
II: Pp. (8),[ix]-xxii,(2),-287,(3), + 27 leaves of plates;
III: Pp. (8),[ix]-xxi,(1),-402, + 41 leaves of plates. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo (157 x 225 mm), navy blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spines.
Leo Wiener (b. 1862, Bialystok, Russia – d. 1939).
Catalogue of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection 2102.
"In the first volume I show that the Negroes have had a far greater influence upon American civilization than has heretofore been suspected. In the second volume I shall chiefly study the African fetichism, which, even with the elaborate books on the subject, is wofully misunderstood, and I shall show by documentary evidence to what extraordinary extent the Indian medicine-man owes his evolution to the African medicine-man, who, in his turn, derives his wisdom from the popular Arabic medical science and religion." - from the foreword to volume one.
Contents: I: The Journal of the First Voyage and the First Letter of Columbus; The Second Voyage; Tobacco; The Bread Roots.
II: Cotton: The Prehistory of Cotton -- Cotton and Columbus -- Cotton in Mexico -- Cotton in Peru; The Sovereign Remedy: Smoking in Antiquity -- The Smoke Vender -- Tobacco of the Moors -- The Sovereign Remedy of the Indians -- The Rediscovery of Tobacco -- Tobacco and the Sciences; Bead Money: The Cowries -- The Onyx -- Aggry Beads -- Wampum.
III: The History of Copper and Iron; The Gypsies in Europe; The Gypsies in Africa; African Fetishism and Totemism; The Bori; Fetishism and Sufism; The Caraibs; The Areyto; Feathers and Masks; The Caraib Social Order; The Boratio; The Mandingo Elements in the Mexican Civilization; The Mexican New Year; Conclusions.
Volume One: Name inked to flyleaf, faint dampstaining to upper right corner of final quarter of the leaves;
Volume Two: A few small damp spots to front board, faint dampstaining to bottom edge of pp.75-92 and very faintly to the top margin;
Volume Three: Very faint dampstain to top edge near gutter first several leaves.
A very good set.
NOTE : Due to the weight of this set, extra charges will likely be necessary to cover postage. 200.00
Title: Africa and the Discovery of America. First Edition. In three volumes.
Publisher: Innes & Sons, Philadelphia, 1920,: 1920
Item: 1.00 Item
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