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The Secret People: Adventure in Africa, Holmes, F. Ratcliffe

Author    Holmes, F. Ratcliffe

Title   The Secret People: Adventure in Africa

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Garden City NY Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1928

ISBN Number    NO

Illustrator   Illustrated by Erick Berry

Seller ID   19696

[light shelfwear, bumping to base of spine and bottom right front corner, vintage price sticker (from The White House, San Francisco) on rear pastedown; jacket lightly edgeworn, a couple of insignificant edge-tears, a bit of soiling to rear panel]. (frontispiece drawing + illustrated endpapers) A lost-race tale about the discovery of an ancient Egyptian civilization in darkest Africa, by a British naturalist and film producer. "Vic Tempest and his chum, Podger Wood [go] to Africa to search for Vic's father who disappeared while hunting for The Secret People. Harrowing adventures become daily experiences." Per the jacket blurb, "many of the events and most of the characters in [the book] are real," and that the author "has explored Africa from the 'gold coast' to the heart of the central and eastern sections of the country [sic]." (He wrote at least two other books based on these experiences, including one specifically about his adventures in filming wild animals.) [NOTE that despite the "Illustrated by Erick Berry" credit on the title page, other than the frontispiece and the endpaper drawings, there are no other illustrations in the book.]

Africa Adventure

Price = 60.00 USD

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