Secrets of Voodoo … Translated from the French by Robert B. Cross …

RIGAUD, Milo. Secrets of Voodoo … Translated from the French by Robert B. Cross. Photographs by Odette Mennesson Rigaud.

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RIGAUD, Milo. Secrets of Voodoo … Translated from the French by Robert B. Cross. Photographs by Odette Mennesson Rigaud. New York, arco, [1971].

Royal 8vo. Publisher's red boards, lettered and ornamented in silver; in the original illustrated dust-wrapper (not price-clipped); pp. [vi], 7-219, [3]; with leaves after black and white photographs throughout; minimal rubbing to extremities of wrapper; light chipping to spine of wrapper; ownership stamp in ink to front paste-down; internally bright and clean, a near fine copy in the striking wrapper.
Second printing. Milo Riguad was a Haitian ethnographer and anthropologist, first studying law in Haiti, and later ethnology, psychology, and theology in France. First published in French in 1953 and later translated into English by Robert B. Cross, Secrets of Voodoo provides an in depth and comprehensive overview of the Voodoo practices in Haiti. Riguad works to explore the rituals, beliefs and practices that are associated with the Voodoo tradition, and offers unique insights about the history and cultural significance of the practice. This ethnographic study is complimented by a range of photographs as featured throughout the text, offering images of the people and symbolic objects that are significant to the practice.

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