First Edition of Zora Neale Hurston's Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica
Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica.
Hurston, Zora Neale.$550.00
Item Number: 78034
Philadelphia : J.P. Lippincott Company, 1938.
First edition of Hurston’s personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, 26 illustrations. Near fine in a price-clipped good dust jacket with some wear and tear and tape repair to the back panel.
Based on Zora Neale Hurston's personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica—where she participated as an initiate rather than just an observer during her visits in the 1930s—Tell My Horse is a fascinating firsthand account of the mysteries of Voodoo. An invaluable resource and remarkable guide to Voodoo practices, rituals, and beliefs, it is a travelogue into a dark, mystical world that offers a vividly authentic picture of ceremonies, customs, and superstitions.