London, New York, Toronto, and Melbourne: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1912.
Hardcover. 7 1/2" X 5". 173pp. Blue cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Mild edgewear with sunning to spine. Lean to spine. Bookplate of Lt. Colonel V. S. M. de Guinzbourg (Victor de Guinzbourg, author of Wit and Wisdom of the United Nations) to front paste-down. Presentation Copy stamped in blind to title page. Toning to title page. Binding is tight and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A collection of expressions, ways of speaking, and folklore from the Hausa people of Africa, including chapters: Introduction; Hausa Sayings; Phrases; Sentences; Riddles; Quips, Catches, Alliteration, Etc.; Songs and Street Calls; Religious Expressions; Courtship and Marriage; Notes, Folk-Lore, Traditions, and Beliefs; Gestures; Hausa Art; Games; Vocabulary. Good +. Item #1823