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London, Heinemann, 1987.

First edition. Signed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Original pale green boards. Dust-jacket, priced £10.95.

A fine inscribed first printing of Achebe's Booker Prize shortlisted work.


London, Heinemann, 1960.

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 13s6d.

A lovely first edition of this tale of Lagos corruption by Nigerian writer Achebe, the scarce second volume in Achebe's landmark 'African trilogy'.


and other stories
[Nigeria], Western Region, Ibadan, Ministry of Education, [1961].

First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers.

The scarce second collection of stories by South African writer, educationalist, artist and activist Mphahlele, celebrated as the Father of African Humanism and considered one of the founding figures of modern African literature. The collection was printed in Nigeria, where Mphahlele had taken refuge in 1957, and features several of most important stories, including the title story and 'We'll Have Dinner at Eight'.


A backvelder's scrap-book
London, Witherby, 1937.

First edition. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

A collection of tales relating to the Transvaal Bushveld, as recounted through the prism of fictional narrator Tante Rebella. Scarce in dust-jacket.


Lagos, , 1977.

Oblong 4to; original cloth; dust-jacket.

The souvenir book of the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture.