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The Palm-Wine Drinkard; and his dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town

The Palm-Wine Drinkard; and his dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town

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The Palm-Wine Drinkard; and his dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town

by Tutuola, Amos

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New York: Grove Press, 1953. First American Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Good/good. First American edition of The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola.. Small octavo, 130pp. Hardcover, title in white on cloth spine. Stated "First Printing" on copyright page. Solid text block, dampstaining to front cover and spine, sunning to edges, foxing to endpapers. In publisher's dust jacket, $2.75 retail price on front flap, sunning to spine, dampstaining visible on verso, a touch of wear to edges. An important work in the African literary canon, despite initial criticism.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
12701
Title
The Palm-Wine Drinkard; and his dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town
Author
Tutuola, Amos
Illustrator
First American edition of The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola.
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
good
Quantity Available
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Edition
First American Edition, First Printing
Publisher
Grove Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1953
Keywords
Amos Tutuola first edition, The Palm-Wine Drinkard first edition, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Tutuola, The Brave African Huntress Tutuola, Feather Woman of the Jungle Tutuola

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