The African Queen.

London: William Heinemann, 1935. FIRST EDITION. Crown Octavo. pp. 283. In publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to spine. Only 2500 copies were originally printed. Some discrete well-executed repair work to spine. Some marks to boards, otherwise a very good copy. Set in 1915 on the treacherous rivers of war-torn Central Africa, the gin-sodden trader Charlie Allnut reluctantly agrees to help prim missionary Rose Sayer travel down river on a hazardous journey to destroy a German gun boat. Filmed by John Huston starring Katherine Hepburn, and featuring an Oscar-winning performance from Humphrey Bogart. Item #45453

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