The Secret Museum of Mankind
Publisher: Manhattan House 1935
Number of pages: 576
Cannibals. Fakirs. Crime and punishment. Rituals. Slaves, cults and customs. Warriors and weapons. Equestrians and equilibrists. Musicians and mendicants. Dance, dress, undress and body modification. Structures, conveyances, beasts. This is The Secret Museum of Mankind.
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