Seabrook (1929) The Magic Island – 1st Zombies Voodoo Haiti Illustrated

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Credited with introducing the concept of a zombie to popular culture.

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Seabrook, W. B. [William Buehler]. The Magic Island. (New York: The Literary Guild, 1929) first edition, illustrated by Alexander King with photos by the author.  Illustrations may be considered racially insensitive.

Octavo. 336 pages, 16 illustrations. Hardcover. Bound in yellow cloth-covered boards stamped in black.

Condition: VG, no dust jacket. Bookplate of Thomas E. Johnson on front pastedown. Top front cover bumped, hinges good, binding solid. Textblock clean. Minor soiling to DJ, spine slightly darkened.

William Buehler Seabrook (February 22, 1884 – September 20, 1945) was an American occultist, explorer, traveler, cannibal, and journalist, born in Westminster, Maryland….

… he developed an interest in Haitian Vodou and the Culte des Mortes, which were described at length in his book The Magic Island. The book is credited with introducing the concept of a zombie to popular culture. – Wikipedia