Harper & Brothers, 1955, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, Book Club Edition
1.130 kg.; XXIV, 952 pages, A Note in a Way of a Preface, a list of African countries (at time of writing book), acknowledgements, bibliography, sources and index. Map illustrated endpapers, showing a map of Africa and of the route taken by the author. Within the text there are maps of countries visited. Black coloured cloth covered boards with gilt embossed publisher's initials to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel and on the backstrip there are alternating bands of gilt, green and black with black titles on the gilt bands. Bumping to the book corners and to the backstrip edges. The front fore paper edge has been hand cut. Some browning to the text block edges and age toning of the internal text. Plain text dustwrapper with black and brown background with yellow and white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear dustwrapper panel. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and top backstrip edge. The front panel has been torn to the point where only approximately an inch and a half is still attached. Browning to the verso of the dustwrapper. On the top edge of the front fold over panel are the words "Book-Of-The-Month" selection and on top of the rear fold over panel Book-Of-The-Month. The dustwrapper is not price clipped . The authors' journeying in the Africa in the 1950s. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Africa ; Journalism ; Inventory No: 0109179.