Chirupula is an unusual man with a fine curiosity in the people and things that surround him. He is a student and he is a poet. He has a keen sense of justice and as keen a sense of the ludicrous. He was bold when boldness was needed and he got as close as anyone could to the mind of our Africans. He has written this story simply and without any attempt to colour his exploits. It is an engrossing tale.

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2 Books being sold as a lot

Chirupulas’s Tale, A Bye-Way in African History:

Authored by J.E. Stephenson and published by Geoffrey Bles of London in 1937. Hard cover bound, this First Edition copy is in Fair condition, covered in plastic and with a Poor dust jacket. The size of the book is 205x140x34mm. 281 pp. Signed by Author. Missing pages 177 to 199. A rare and fragile book.

Jungle Pathfinder, The Biography of Chrupula Stephenson:

Authored by Kathaleen Stevens Rukavina and published by Hutchinson of London in 1950. Hard cover bound, this First Edition, 2nd Impression is in Good condition and without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 218x145x24mm. 281 pages including glossary.  Illustrated with 32 black and white photographs, illustrations.

1. Head of spine has a small tear. 2. Dj is grotty with missing chips 46×45 and 46x8mm. Both vols have slightly and uniformly tanned pages 1. Frontis with 14pp b&w photog plate and total of 32 illustrations. 2. No illustrations but signed in pencil on title p, both as Chirupula and J E S and noted as “Justice of the Peace 190- . Unfortunately a whole signature is missing with no indication that it was ever bound in – NO pages 177 -192. Together the 2 books make a very interesting and important record of pioneering. Please expect extra postage.