Publisher: London: Abelard-Schuman, 1961
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / Very Good
Item #: 107192
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in silver on spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text by Ed Van Der Elsken. Includes a 30-page explanatory booklet bound to the inside back cover. 176 pp., with black-and-white gravure plates throughout and 10 four-color plates. 10-3/4 x 8-1/8 inches. Scarce.
Near Fine (moderate shelf wear; hinges loose), in Very Good dust jacket (8-inch closed tear along the front flap; 1-inch chip missing from heel of spine; numerous small closed tears, creases and pronounced wear to the extremities).
Striking photographs reveal Van Der Elsken's impression of the people, rituals, and customs of French Equatorial Africa.