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Published by R. Lesley in London .
Written in English


  • Magic -- Africa.,
  • Witchcraft -- Africa.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Frederick Kaigh ; with a foreword by Montague Summers.
LC ClassificationsGN 475.8 K13 1947, GN475.8 K27
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 159 p., [14] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19292759M

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