Master of the Elephants
by Rene Guillot
Translated by Barbara Seccombe, Illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus
Oxford University Press, 1961, [First English Edition], b/w illustrations/drawings, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, foxing to front and back end-papers, water mark to inside and outside back cover, price-clipped dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor chips, creasing and watermarks (see photographs)
'A little figure, roughly carved our of a forked piece of wood, propped against the chariback of an empty desk - Fofana's desk, the master explained, marked for him until his return. Jean-Luc sat beside it among the black-skinned Lobi boys. he had only recently flown out from France to join his father in this vast, remote stretch of Africa, and this was his first day at the native school.'