Title: Bosambo of the River
Author: Edgar Wallace
Illustrator: Unknown
Year: 1950 (First Edition)
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Ward Lock & Co., Limited
Remarks: Undated 1st p/b edition
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A

 

Description: Rife with racism and political incorrectness galore, this scarce paperback edition of the 1911 original follows the exploits of Colonial Administrator Sanders (the hero of a series of Wallace's books known informally as "The African Stories") in Liberia, as he encounters the eponymous Bosambo – an escaped convict turned tribal chief.

No other illustrations other than the excellent cover art. Inside front and rear covers feature nostalgic adverts for APAL – the forerunner to e-cigarettes – and Cadbury's Dairy Milk, respectively.

Pictorial covers are in very good overall condition for their age, with only minor wear/creasing. Pages are very lightly tanned, and completely free from foxing or any other marking. Binding is tight.

Measures 18 cm × 11 cm (7.2″ × 4.4″). 12mo. 192 pp.

Price: £20.00

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