The Empire of the Snakes by F.G CARNOCHAN 1935 Wanyamwezi ~ Tanzania ~ East Africa ~ Medicine

$120.00

Title: The Empire of the Snakes

Author: F. G. [Frederic Grosvenor] Carnochan and H. C. [Hans Christian] Adamson

Description: Boards in black cloth with red lettering. Illustrated pastedowns. Interior is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket shows light edgewear; smudge-soiling to rear panel; front flap not clipped, penciled price in upper flap corner. DJ in clear archival sleeve. 15 pages of illustrations from photographs on plates, including frontispiece. ix, 290 pages. 8 x 5.3 inches.

An account of the Wakaioka, the snake-people of the Nyamwezi tribe of Tanganyika territory. Frederic Carnochan traveled among these people as part of the Smithsonian-Chrysler Expeditions of the late 1920s. He lived with them for more than two years and was received as a blood-brother of Kalola, the ''Emperor of the Snakes'' and initiated into their ways.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: A. L. Burt Company
Place: New York - Chicago
Year: 1935

Keywords: Tanganyika, Tanzania, Tabora, Africa, East Africa, Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition, Bantu, Nyamwezi, Wanyamwezi, Wanyanwegi, ethnography, anthropology, traditional medicine,

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