Mason, Richard The Fever Tree
Cleveland, Ohio World Publishing Company 1962 First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket
Slight spine slant, corners bumped, slight edge wear, boards bowed out a little, little rubbing. Jacket has 1" flap where top of spine is torn, some rubbing, moderate edge wear, 1 1/2" nearly closed tear in bottom front edge. A nice copy.
"He thought of himself as a cheetah he once saw sitting alone under a fever tree on an African plain - self sufficient and self-contained, the animal whose strength lies in its independence, the animal machine, the King of the Plain. About to embark on yet another assignment, Ronald Birkett, an English soldier of fortune, calmly sipped his drink at the coldly respectable New Delhi Club. His casual glance fell upon a lovely Indian woman and then moved on. Lakshmi, however, boldly staring at the fascinating stranger across the room, seemed to see in him the answer to all the frustrations generated during the years of a loveless, arranged marriage. Their glances met once more, and Birkett little dreamed of the adventure, involvement, disillusionment, wisdom, and love that were to be his, because of this slender girl in the shimmering sari."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall