Title: Tales told near a Crocodile
Author: Humphrey Harman
Illustrator: Grace Huxtable
Year: 1974
Binding: Hardback
Publisher: Hutchinson and Co (Publishers) Ltd
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: Very Good

 

Description: A wonderful collection of 10 tales (one of which is split into four parts) from African folklore. The stories tell of magic, witches, giants, and early ideas of how the world was at the beginning. Each story has its moral, and is ideal for bedtime reading.

Illustrated throughout with beautiful b&w sketches – many of which are full-page – plus excellent b&w maps of Uganda and Kenya on the pastedowns and endpapers. Also contains a b&w frontispiece.

Dark blue boards with embossed, turquoise illustration of a crocodile on front cover. Embossed, turquoise text on spine. Tail of spine lightly bumped; corners straight. Unclipped (£1.50 net) jacket scuffed along top edge with some negligible scratches and pockmarks on front and rear. Just a hint of foxing on the front flap. Immaculate internal condition: pages are bright, crisp, unmarked, very tightly bound, and completely free from foxing or tanning. A mere ghost of discolouration on the pastedowns where they made contact with the jacket flaps.

Scarce third impression.

Measures 22 cm × 14 cm (8.8″ × 5.6″). 8vo. 151 pp.

Price: £17.95

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