The Heart Of The Hunter by Laurens van der Post hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
The Hogarth Press, 1961, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;
From the cover: In The Lost World of the Kalahari, Laurens an der Post described an expedition that he led in search of a remnant of the most ancient people of Africa, the Bushman. The present book begins where the first book left off. On their way out of the Kalahari, the author and his party encountered a small group of Bushmen. This meeting stirred him to set down on paper the legends and fables he had heard from the Bushmen the primal, unwritten literature of Africa. These stories have an extraordinary force, charm and spirit, coming as they do from the remotest past. We hear about the Ratel and the Honey-Diviner, the brave Ostrich, the beautiful Eland, the Baboon-Intellectuals; there is the astonishing saga of the Mantis, and there are lovely fables about the Sun, the Wind, the Rain, and the Dawns Heart. Laurens van der Post also gives us his interpretation of these mysterious tales, and stresses the vital importance to us of understanding the truths which, through such myths, our primeval brothers can still convey to us.
Good in Poor Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper, with loss at the spine ends and further short closed tears. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
256 pages. 8″ x 5¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Travel Africa category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…