Powell, E. Alexander

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 291 pp, with index, illustrations, and folding map. Original pictorial cloth; no dust jacket. Corners bumped, inscription partially erased from front endpaper, all else very good. In his Introduction, the author (an American war correspondent) compares Africa to the nineteenth century American West, praising the "pioneers of the desert, the jungle, and the veldt" who are engaged in "the conquest of a continent by men with levels and transits, drills and dynamite, ploughs and spades [with] courage, daring, resource, and tenacity unsurpassed in history."

Item #13356

Price: $30.00