Woman’s Mysteries of a Primitive People. The Ibibios of Southern Nigeria.


For Ibibio women motherhood is the crown of life, and therefore “jujus” thought to have the power of granting fertility or removing the curse of barrenness are held in greater reverence than all others. This book is a study of the mysteries of womanhood amongst primitive people. It deals with many aspects of the lives of women, such as pre-natal influence and birth customs, affinities or “bush souls”, childhood, maidenhood and marriage, wedded life and motherhood, and much more.



Both volumes are in h/b Both copies without d/w.The 1st ed in its original boards,nicely decorated face.edge-worn,top and bottom of spine badly rubbed.and with bumped corners.Size 9×6 pp 8+251,inc index,many plates inc frontispiece with tissue-gaurd.Hinges strong in fairly new e/p.Binding good for its age,some slight cracking.prelims quite badly foxed and generaly age-browned,but internaly clean,a good copy.The new impession,boards clean,Hinges strong,Binding firm.internaly bright and sharp.No foxing,staining or browning,a nice clean copy.


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