“When a man who is drinking neat gin starts talking about his mother he is past all argument": First Edition of C.S. Forester's The African Queen

  • The African Queen.

The African Queen.

Item Number: 30004

Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1935.

First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. An exceptinal example.

“The cornerstone item in any serious Forester collection” (Smiley, 39) and the basis for the classic, 1951 John Huston film starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Bogart won the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance. It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1994, with the Library of Congress deeming it "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".