29 June 2005
FORESTER, Cecil Scott (1899-1966). The African Queen. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1935.
8o. Original cloth (minor wear at spine ends); pictorial dust jacket (repairs along top edge, some color retouched at head of spine panel, spine panel darkened); quarter morocco slipcase.
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY FORESTER on the half-title. Forester's novel was made into a 1951 classic movie starring Humphrey Bogart as Charlie Allnut, a gin-drinking river trader, and Katherine Hepburn as Rose Sayer, a prim missionary, who endure adventure and each other as they sail down a river in Central Africa aboard Allnut's unremarkable boat called The African Queen.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Christie’s specialists discuss Haring, Banksy and Stik, and how to bring the street into the home
Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England