Jonathan Cape, 1957, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Photographic and Maps
introduction by "John Blaize" formerly of the International Diamond Security Organisation, list of illustrations, and list of maps. Black and white cartoon frontispiece by Bob Connolly titled "Sir Percy Sillitoe is in South Africa on holiday." The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography and maps throughout. Black coloured cloth covered boards with white titles to the backstrip. Photographic/illustrated dustwrapper with black colour titles to the front panel and backstrip. "Amajor campaign against the greatest smuggling racket in the world the smuggling of diamonds from Africa, to the tune of some £10 million a year has just been completed.. it took three years. Paris was involved and Antwerp, Beirut, Freetown, Johannesburg and Moscow. How this underground battle was waged is the greatest buys storage since the war." From the rear panel blurb. Bumping to the backstrip and browning to the textblock edges and age toning of the internal text. Foxing to the top textblock edge. Chipping to the top dustwrapper corners and there is a 0.5 " tear to the top right-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel. A small, closed tear to the top edge of the front panel and rubbing and handling marks are visible to both front and rear panel. Sun fading to the backstrip. All four corners of the dustwrapper have been clipped, as part of the book's production. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (10), 11-160 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Maps. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; Diamond Smuggling; Africa; history. Inventory No: 0112389.