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Callaway (Henry)

RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OF THE AMAZULU. IZINYANGA ZOKUBULA; OR DIVINATION, AS EXISTING AMONG THE AMAZULU

In Their Own Words, with a Translation into English, and Notes by the Rev, Canon Callaway, M.D.

Published: London, 1884

Stock Number: #9420/1

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448 pages + viii index, 8vo (220 x 145 mm), original decorated brown cloth gilt, a very good copy

'A South African Bibliography', volume 1, page 363, 'The complete work consists of part I - III and the unfinished part IV (pages 415-448). Dr Callaway presented unsold copies of the various parts to the Folk-lore Society, and these were issued as one of their publications for 1884, with an index and using the title page of Part III as the general title page.' Henry Callaway(1817-1890), surgeon and missionary, founded the Spring Vale mission settlement at Ekukanyeni near Pietermaritzburg in 1855. He published two major works on Zulu religious beliefs and other customs, 'Nursery Tales, Traditions, and Histories of the Zulus (1866-1868) and 'The Relgious System of the Amazulu' which was originally published in parts between 1868 and 1870.