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.