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Hoodoo - Conjuration - Witchcraft - Rootwork. Volumes 3, 4, 5 of five volume set. (Out of Print)

by Hyatt, Harry Middleton

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Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: A7486, A7486

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Cambridge, MD: Privately printed for the author by Western Publishing Co., Inc, 1973, 1974, 1978. First Edition Hardcovers. large 4to. Three volumes of five. Consecutively paginated. Vol 3 - xxiv + 1857-2781pp (xviii plates), Vol 4 - iv + 2802-3776pp (ii plates), Vol 5 - x + 3780 - 4754pp (xii plates). Original grey cloth spine with red pebbled cloth boards, titled printed in black to spines, illustrated. The almost legendary collection of Afro-American magical folklore and rituals (Hoodoo) transcribe from interviews undertaken by the author in the southern states of the USA during the late 1930s. Quite without comparison in size and scope. Volumes 1 & 2 of this title where issued together in 1970 as a set in an edition limited to 500 copies distributed to libraries and 100 to private individuals, while Vols. 3, 4 & 5 where issued separately in 1973, 1974 and 1978. All are quite scarce. Contents: Volume Three: Interviews: Author's Conversations with Doctors Continued (1859-2781); Sexual Impotence (2341 - 2509); Blood (2509 - 2540); Urine (2540 - 2618); Excrement (2618 - 2636); Sweat (2636 - 2781). Volume Four: Introduction (I- XXIV) Sweat (cont'd from Vol. 3) (2801-2936); Hair (2936- 3049); Fingernails, Toenails, and Footskin (3049- 3077); Folk Medicine (3077- 3241); Murder (3241-3293); Death, Burial, and Graveyard (3293- 3419); Three Substitutes for Human Body (3419- 3610); Additional Rites and Beliefs (3610- 3776); Illustrations. Volume Five: Introduction (I-X); Additional Rites & Beliefs continued from Vol. 4 (3779- 4027); ‘Channel De World’: Misc. (4027- 4492). New condition.

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