FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. 8vo, pp.  + b/w frontis and numerous plates. Grey green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Pushing to spine ends, top corners bruised. Author’s inscription, in blue pen, to title page: ‘With the compliments/ of the author./ (Your wood consumer.)/ M. E. Drew/ Electra Dory’. Faint foxing to title page, else, clean and tight. In the original dust jacket: edgewear and nicking, bald patch to front panel, spotting to reverse. Very good/ good+. Unusual signed.
A British nurse, the strikingly-named Electra Dory ran the missionary hospital and Universities’ Mission to Central Africa (UMCA) leper colony at Likwena, Nyasaland (from 1964 Malawi) in the 1930s. Dedicated to Oedipus. [ref: 1375]
Author DORY, Electra
Publisher London: Frederick Muller
Condition Very good/ good+