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Ten Volumes on “Secret” Anthropology, Sex, and Scientific Curiosities. Group of books, seemingly serious “anthropological” studies, but in fact heavily pseudoscientific and playing on the exoticness and “strangeness” of the subjects, mostly African, with sometimes exploitative and salacious photographs. Including The Secret Museum of Mankind (Manhattan House, ca. 1935; five vols. in one); Anthropological Tour in Authentic Photographs of Strange and Primitive Lands (1937); Scientific Curiosities of Sex Life (1930s); Untrodden Fields of Anthropology (1937); Private Anthropological Cabinet (1934; three copies, variant bindings); Secret Museum of Anthropology (1935); Scientific Curiosities of Love Life and Marriage (1930s); and Voodoo-Eros (1964). 8vos. Most cloth, some with dust-wrappers. Condition very good overall.
Ten Volumes on “Secret” Anthropology, Sex, and Scientific Curiosities.
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Minimum Bid: $80.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $510.00
Estimate: $150 - $250
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
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