Voodoo in Haiti - Alfred Metraux - 1st Edition 1959

Voodoo in Haiti - Alfred Metraux - 1st Edition 1959


Voodoo in Haiti by Metraux, Alfred

1st Edition 1959 Hardcover Oxford University Press, Very Fine

A Very Good hardcover in Very Good Protected Dust jacket. 400 pages, including Index, Bibliography, source Notes, and a Glossary. Illustrated with 12 drawings in text, a map of Haiti to front, plus 16 pages of photographs. Condition notes:There is a former owner's name stamp to front endpaper (partially blacked out) and 19 pages from the first 3 chapters have some partial yellow highlighting to text, the rest of the text is unmarked. There is some foxing (discoloring) to edges and endpapers. The Binding (red Boards) is solid. The Rare Dust jacket shows small chips and tears at edges, and is now protected by a mylar wrapper.

The First English Edition, published by Andre Deutsch Limited in 1959; translated from the original French by Hugo Charteris. Considered a classic master work of observation and description about the lives and rituals of the Haitian mambos and adepts, and of the history and origins of their religion. 

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