BELL, Hesketh J. Obeah. Witchcraft in the West Indies … Second and revised edition. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1893.
8vo. Original turquois cloth, lettered in red and gilt, decorated in red; pp. viii, 200; binding a little rubbed, toning to patterned endpapers, paper cuttings on the subject tipped in at rear; a good copy.
Second, revised edition. Sir Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell (1864-1952), born in the West Indies, was a colonial administrator in both West Africa and the Carribbean, where he studied the belief systems of African origins on the islands and how social life unfolded around supernatural forces. Besides that he deals with many aspects of Caribbean society, the economy, nutrition, health and customs.