The Secret People: Adventure in Africa

By: Holmes, F. Ratcliffe

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[light shelfwear, bumping to base of spine and bottom right front corner, vintage price sticker (from The White House, San Francisco) on rear pastedown; jacket lightly edgeworn, a couple of insignificant edge-tears, a bit of soiling to rear panel]. (frontispiece drawing + illustrated endpapers) A lost-race tale about the discovery of an ancient Egyptian civilization in darkest Africa, by a British naturalist and film producer. "Vic Tempest and his chum, Podger Wood [go] to Africa to search for Vic's father who disappeared while hunting for The Secret People. Harrowing adventures become daily experiences." Per the jacket blurb, "many of the events and most of the characters in [the book] are real," and that the author "has explored Africa from the 'gold coast' to the heart of the central and eastern sections of the country [sic]." (He wrote at least two other books based on these experiences, including one specifically about his adventures in filming wild animals.) [NOTE that despite the "Illustrated by Erick Berry" credit on the title page, other than the frontispiece and the endpaper drawings, there are no other illustrations in the book.]

Title: The Secret People: Adventure in Africa

Author: Holmes, F. Ratcliffe

Illustrator: Illustrated by Erick Berry

Categories: Adventure,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1928

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 19696

Keywords: Africa Adventure