Les Warega (Congo Belge).

Bruxelles: Albert de Wit … Institute International de Bibliographie, 1909.

Price: $750.00

About the item

First edition. With 8 plates from photographs, with multiple images; folding map; folding plan. xx, 376 pp. Preface by Cyrille van Overbergh. 8bo. Later red cloth with original printed rose wrapper mounted to front cover. Light soiling to wrapper, toning to text.

Item #310760

An ethnographic description of the Warega, or Lega, people of what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, published shortly after the creation of the Belgian Congo; volume 5 in the Collection de Monographies ethnographiques published by Cyrille Van Overbergh. A short biographical footnote on p. viii describes the author as a reserve officer in the Belgian army.