[FRENCH WEST AFRICA] "JUNGLE WAYS" BY OCCULTIST, EXPLORER, CANNIBAL, & JOURNALIST WILLIAM B. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1931. First Edition, limited to 315 copies SIGNED by the author, this number 223. Octavo (9.75" x 6.75"), [viii] & 308 pages plus  photographic plates.Publisher's brown cloth backed in tan buckram with a gilt-lettered cloth spine label, in the original glassine dust wrapper & slipcase. Condition: Binding moderately soiled & browned, light small stain at the bottom corners of both covers also affecting pastedowns, otherwise Very Good. Glassine dust jacket wrinkled, slipcase soiled & rubbed, with a couple of small splits, still Good or better. A fascinating book by an odd & troubled man. William Buehler Seabrook was born in Westminster, Maryland in 1884. According to Wikipedia, in the 1920s he traveled to West Africa and came across a tribe who partook in the eating of human meat. Seabrook writes about his experience of cannibalism in his book, Jungle Ways; however, later on admits the tribe did not allow him to join in on the ritualistic cannibalism. Instead, he obtained samples of human flesh from a hospital and cooked it himself. Apparently, Seabrook was later charged with Cannibalism. In 1919, occultist Aleister Crowley visited Seabrook at his farm. The visit became the basis for Seabrook's story published in Witchcraft: Its Power in the World Today.
Upon the 1945 suicide of Seabrook, Crowley noted in his diary The swine-dog W. Seabrook has killed himself at last, after months of agonized slavery to his final wife. We pack carefully using appropriate protective materials. Check out my other items.This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "citationantiques" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.