London, Chapman & Hall, 1932
Set on the fictional African island of Azania, the novel chronicles the efforts of Emperor Seth, assisted by the Englishman Basil Seal, to modernise his kingdom, including the issue of home-made currency and the staging of a 'Birth Control Gala'.
First edition, large paper issue, number 99 of 250 copies, signed by the author; large 8vo; 9 monochrome illustrations, including frontispiece, minor spotting to endpapers, else unmarked internally; publisher's purple cloth, device to upper board and titles to spine gilt, purple silk ribbon marker intact (though worn), edges and spine sunned, light bumping to spine end and corners, with the original dustjacket, rear panel creased at head with associated closed tear and small chip, a few minor nicks to head and tail of spine, else very good.
We offer secure and express delivery on all local and international orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website.
Shapero Rare Books is an internationally renowned dealer in antiquarian & rare books and works on paper.
Our Bookshop and Gallery can be found in the heart of Mayfair at 106 New Bond Street, where most of our stock is available to view and on public display.
We exhibit at major international art fairs, including TEFAF (Maastricht and New York), Frieze Masters, Art Miami and Masterpiece London, as well as antiquarian & rare book fairs including New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hong Kong.