8vo (215 x 135 mm), pp. 270,  publisher’s list; with a folding map and 16 half-tone plates; original orange cloth, spine and upper cover decorated and lettered in black; spine slightly sunned.
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First edition. The author lived as a missionary among the Bantu people from 1885 until 1924. With an introduction by Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, Professor of Social Anthropology at the Cape University.
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