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A Good Man in Africa by William Boyd [Signed First Edition]

£500.00

Product description

Hardback with mustard-coloured boards. Published by Hamish Hamilton, London. Signed first edition, 1981.

Contains an inscription from the author, signed William Boyd in full, on the title page.

William Boyd was born in Accra, Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1952 to Scottish parents, and spent his childhood in Ghana and Nigeria before attending boarding schools in Scotland.

‘A Good Man in Africa’ was his first novel, a comedy whose protagonist, Morgan Leafy, works at the British embassy in a fictional West African country. It won the Whitbread award and the Somerset Maugham award.

First print runs for first novels are generally small, and signed first editions of this title published by Hamish Hamilton in 1981 are very scarce. (The American edition, published in 1982 after the novel’s success in the UK, is more commonly seen.)

Hardback in unclipped dust jacket. Author name has faded from spine and pages are yellowed, but the book and jacket remain in very good condition.

This book will be sent by courier.

Item details

Added value:
Signed
Author(s):
Boyd, William
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14 cm x 22 cm, 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0241105161
Number of pages:
251
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton
Title:
A Good Man in Africa

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About this item

Hardback with mustard-coloured boards. Published by Hamish Hamilton, London. Signed first edition, 1981.

Contains an inscription from the author, signed William Boyd in full, on the title page.

William Boyd was born in Accra, Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1952 to Scottish parents, and spent his childhood in Ghana and Nigeria before attending boarding schools in Scotland.

‘A Good Man in Africa’ was his first novel, a comedy whose protagonist, Morgan Leafy, works at the British embassy in a fictional West African country. It won the Whitbread award and the Somerset Maugham award.

First print runs for first novels are generally small, and signed first editions of this title published by Hamish Hamilton in 1981 are very scarce. (The American edition, published in 1982 after the novel’s success in the UK, is more commonly seen.)

Hardback in unclipped dust jacket. Author name has faded from spine and pages are yellowed, but the book and jacket remain in very good condition.

This book will be sent by courier.

Added value:
Signed
Author(s):
Boyd, William
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14 cm x 22 cm, 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0241105161
Number of pages:
251
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton
Title:
A Good Man in Africa

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