Item #CNJL2399 Phantom Africa. Michel Leiris, Brent Hayes Edwards.
Phantom Africa

Phantom Africa

Calcutta: Seagull Books, 2017. First English Language Edition. Hardcover. Octavo size, pp. 717. fine / very good +. Item #CNJL2399

From the dust jacket flap, "One of the towering classics of twentieth-century French literature...one man's...travel journal as well as an exhaustively detailed account of the first French state-sponsored anthropological expedition to sub-Saharan Africa....a book whose broad canvas bears witness to the full range of social and political forces reshaping the African continent in the period between the World Wars."

___DESCRIPTION: Bound in black paper over boards, gilt lettering stamped on spine, with reproductions of black and white photos throughout; quarto size (9 1/2" x 7 5/8"), pagination: [i-vi] [1] 2-711. Dust jacket is unclipped and unpriced, summary of book on front flap, author bio on back flap, photographs on both panels.

___CONDITION: Volume fine overall, with clean boards, perfectly straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; light bumping to head and tail of spine and a very light scratch on back board, else fine. Dust jacket is unclipped and unpriced, with only minor edgewear and all the colors still bright (not sunned); light scratch on the back panel mirroring the back board and an ink marking on front board approximately 2 1/4" long with a small puncture through the jacket.

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Price: $50.00