THE BAN OF THE BORI, by A. TREMEARNE 1st/1st, 1914 Demons, Demon-Dancing Africa
THE BAN OF THE BORI: DEMONS AND DEMON-DANCING IN WEST AND NORTH AFRICA, by Major A.J.N. TREMEARNE, First Edition 1914 Illustrated
Publisher: Heath, Cranton & Ouseley, London (1914)
THE BAN OF THE BORI: DEMONS AND DEMON-DANCING IN WEST AND NORTH AFRICA, a rare edition from 1914. With colored frontispiece, 60 photographic illustrations, and 47 figures in text. 504 pages. Tremearne, a well noted anthropologist, spent much of his career studying the people of Africa. Here he discusses the magical spirit world of the Hausa people and the religious customs surrounding demons and the resultant demon dancing. The boards and binding are solid and tight with some shelf-wear. Please see pictures. Small stain on the front board and an ex libris stamp on the front inside board (from the Pitts Theology Library of Emory University), and library stamp on inside back board from a theological seminary. The pages and illustrations are crisp and clean save for small embossed stamp on title page. A unique anthropological study of the protection from demons and evil spirits through the religious practices of the Hausa tribe, noted through the work of an early 20th century anthropologist.