The Ghosts of Africa, Stevenson, William. Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York and London, 1980. First edition/First Printing. 8vo up to 9½” tall. 400 pages. Blue quarter-cloth over tan boards; gilt spine titles; tan endpapers; aqua blue top edge. Both volume and unclipped jacket in mint condition without tears, folds or marks; binding tight and square. A fictional account of the adventures of Paul von Lettow, the World War I Prussian commander who created the first modern Guerilla army, follows von Lettow and his soldiers as they successfully battle the British.
William Stevenson was born in Britain in 1925. He served as an aircraft pilot in Her Majesty’s Royal Navy during World War II and later moved to Canada where he worked for the Toronto Star. Stevenson traveled the globe, operating as the Star’s one-man foreign service and covering conflicts in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Stevenson is the author of nine books, including the international bestseller A Man Called Intrepid. He died in 2013 in Toronto, Canada. 002501 $45