New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. First American Edition. 8vo. 337 pp; viii pp Index. Black & white photographic illustrations. Cream cloth with red & black illustration and lettering; in publisher's illustrated dustjacket. A near fine copy in good dustjacket (loss to spine ends; wear to extremities; red label on front cover). Item #20311
The exciting story of the author's travels by car with Paris Benga, the famous Negro dancer, on a tour which zigzagged through the French colonies, the French and British mandates, and the Gold Coast to study the native dances in the districts most remote from civilization. This is also a study of the government and religion, the sex-life and marriage ritual, habits and customs, and the emotional and mental character of these West African Negroes.