This Africana Collectanea volume is a reprint of Edgar Wallace's first book.
Full-colour laminated dustjacket. Full bound in red simulated leather, gilt to upper panel and spine. Plain endpapers. The xiii pp of prelims include Eric Rosenthal's brief but lively pen-portrait of the author. Double-sided frontispiece, 332 pp of facsimile text and a new index.
The jacket has been repaired, but the cover, binding and contents are unmarked and in better than good condition. This is No 465 of the limited Struik edition of one thousand copies.
Before establishing himself as a prolific and highly successful thriller writer, Edgar Wallace had come to South Africa from Britain as a young man. He was soon appointed as a foreign correspondent for Reuters and the London Daily Mail, reporting both during and in the period leading up to the Anglo-Boer War. He then accepted an offer to be the first editor of the Rand Daily Mail, but rejoined the London Daily Mail after only nine months in the South African job.
- Jacket Condition: Fair to Good
- Binding Condition: Good +
- Overall Condition: Good +
- Size: 190 x 135
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