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Apes and Ivory - Joy Packer

Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1954, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several small nicks and chips. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.

Fifth Impression. Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Apes and Ivory is the story of her African travels which included extensive tours of the Union and the three British Protectorates — beautiful Basutoland and Swaziland, both swamped by a wave of diretlo murders, and lonely Bechuanaland, Seretse Khama’s country; the Rhodesias in the throes of growing-pains; the Congo “emerging into a tropical welfare state”; and the island of Madagascar, where she witnessed the Sacrifice to the Crocodiles. She went also to Northern Nigeria, “the mysterious ebony world of Black Africa”; Lagos with its juju; the Gold Coast; Sierra Leone, Gambia, French Senegal and the “fantastic and perilous” Ivory Coast.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 400

£10.00 (Now Sold)