RIEFENSTAHL, Leni. People of Kau … Translated from the German by J. Maxwell Brownjohn. London, Collins, 1976.
Large 4to. Original green cloth, spine lettered in dark red, pictorial endpapers, dustwrapper, retaining price, no slipcase present; pp. 224 colour-printed plates with illustrations recto-and-verso; a very good copy.
First English edition. Following the success of Die Nuba: Menschen wie von einem anderen Sternen (Munich: 1973), her first book about the Nuba peoples of Sudan which was based on her travels, Riefenstah returned to Sudan for sixteen weeks to live among and photograph the South East Nuba (whom Riefenstahl calls 'The Nuba of Kau'). The photographs which form the basis of this volume won the Gold Medal of Germany's Art Directors Club in 1975, and the book, which was first published in German as Die Nuba von Kau (Munich: 1976), won numerous accolades.