‘Wasifiri’ – Hilmar, Son of the Forest


Product Description

(Cape Town: A. A. Balkema, [1951])

4to; original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; no dustwrapper; pp. 79; plates. Cloth very slightly worn; sunned on spine; trace of spotting to top edge. Very good condition. A series of sketches of East African animals with such chapter titles as ‘Chui the leopard’ ‘Zimba the lion king’ Baki the buffalo’ and ‘Twega the curious’. The monochrome photographic plates are very evocative. The book is not mentioned in either Nancy J. Schmidt’s ‘Children’s Books on Africa and their authors’ or Jay Heale’s ‘Young Africa Booklist’. The date of publication has been obtained from the British Library catalogue.