London: Hutchinson & Co (Publishers) Ltd., 1962. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (21.5cm); black cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt and copper on spine; red topstain; dustjacket; [xvi],371,pp; illus. Signed by the author on the front endpaper, dated April, 1963. Additionally signed on the front endpaper and upper front panel of the dustjacket by J. Wayne Fredericks, the former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (1961-67), with several passages marked in his hand throughout the text. Light wear to extremities, base of spine gently nudged, a few faint scuffs to cloth, with a tiny spot of discoloration to topstain and one plate a little loose but present; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 35s net), gently spine-sunned, with modest external wear, small nicks, tears, and attendant creases, and a staple at upper front panel; Very Good. Laid into this copy are four contemporary thermofaxed book reviews, folded and stapled at upper left corner.
"The United Nations representative, who authorized the use of force against Tshombe in Katanga in September 1961 and who accused the British Government of bad faith over their Congo policy, reconstructs the dramatic, tragic, and sometimes comic events of which he was the controversial centre" (from front flap).