1931 Hardcover Book, Jungle Ways, William B. Seabrook, Africa, History, Travel, Adventure, Illustrated


1931 Hardcover Book, Jungle Ways, William B. Seabrook, Africa, History, Travel, Adventure, Illustrated

A hardcover book entitled Jungle Ways by William B. Seabrook. This is a 1931 Second Edition. The cover boards are brown cloth with title in gold on the spine. The last section of the book contains a map and photographs taken by the author.

In 1930, adventurer William Seabrook traveled through Africa including to places that were then French West Africa. William Seabrook witnessed witchcraft, cannibalism and possibly human sacrifice. He came back with pictures to prove it. This book describes his adventures and experiences on a trip starting from Grand-Bassam in Ivory Coast, and where he crossed all of West Africa up to Timbuktu on the South edge of the Sahara Desert and back.

William Buehler Seabrook was an American adventurer, explorer, world traveler and journalist whose interest in the occult led him across the globe where he studied magic rituals, trained as a witch doctor and famously ate human flesh, likening it to veal. Despite his studious accounts of magical practices, he insisted he had seen nothing which could not be explained rationally. He was born in Westminster, Maryland on February 22, 1884. He began his career as a reporter and City Editor of the Augusta Chronicle in Georgia and was later a reporter for The New York Times and also wrote books based on his adventures. He is credited with introducing the word “Zombie” into the English Language. His first book covering these topics was William Seabrook's The Magic Island (1929). He died by suicide on September 20, 1945.

8 1/2 x 6 inches
308 pages
No Dust Jacket
Brown Cover Board With Title In Gold On The Spine
Second Edition
Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc -- 1931

This book is in Very Good condition. The book has no rips or tears. The binding is completely intact and strong. The front cover has the usual wear for a book of this age. Shelf wear and the gold title is faded. The pages are lightly foxed (yellowed) which is normal with a book of this age. There is an inscription on the front flyleaf from a previous owner.

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