(Hanover, N.H. American Universities Field Staff, Inc., 1969). First edition of each monograph, published in the Fieldstaff Reports series, these nos. 1, 3 & 4 in vol. VIII of the East Africa Series. 3 vols, large 8vo, original printed blue wrappers, 18, 19, 17 pages. Illus. after photos by the author. Wrappers generally soiled and spotted; some wear; in generally good condition. Item #11772
Witchcraft beliefs are on the rise in much of East and Central Africa, mainly in response to pressures for rural peoples to quickly change traditional habits. A three-part look at emerging witchcraft beliefs in contemporary Tanzania, with a look at the general dimensions, specific cases, and the biography of a witch-finder. Pencil ownership inscription of anthropologist Joan Wescott, London, on each front wrapper, with her marginal pencil marks and commentary throughout.