Cannibal Cousins. AFRICAN-AMERICANA, John Houston CRAIGE, HAITI.

Cannibal Cousins

New York: Minton, Balch & Company, [1934]. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21cm.); publisher's cloth in blue pictorial dust jacket signed in image by Walter Cole; 304pp. A hint of shelf wear to jacket extremities including tiny loss at top margin of upper panel, spine a bit toned, else Very Good or better.

Sensationalist history of Haiti and voodoo, published during the American occupation in part as a sequel to the author's Black Baghdad (1933), advertised on the rear panel of the present dust jacket as "The Arabian Nights Adventures of a Marine Captain in Haiti." The author, a former U.S. Marine captain, served as "a white officer of black troops in the interior and subsequently as Chief of Police in Port au Prince." More importantly, Craige's "Two cauliflower ears, a broken nose and a Mexican bullet in his hip are silent testimony to the fact that Captain Craige has been a man of action" - rear jacket panel. SCHOMBURG, p. 1732.

Price: $200.00

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