New York: Tribune Printing Company, 1940. Comb Binding. First Edition. Unpag. Folio. Square yellow paper covered boards with black titling to cover board, black plastic comb binding at spine. Comb is missing a few teeth at the foot. Scuffing overall with light bumping to corners, minor losses. Some foxing and spotting to endpapers and title page. Twenty-one (21) full page photographs at recto, explanatory note facing page verso, tri-fold panorama photograph second to last in series. Images clean. Very Good.
Inscribed by someone other than Alfredo Boulton on first free endpaper to Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973). Elisofon was active as a photographer from 1935 through his death in 1973 and was a staff photographer/correspondent for LIFE Magazine from 1942 through 1972. During his time with LIFE Elisofon pursued freelance projects including a deep interest in Africa and developed an interest and expertise in African Art. Elisofon also spent time as a color consultant in Hollywood. Major collections of his work are held by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. An extremely rare item with only six appearing in libraries via OCLC, all in the United States.