This Was the Old Chief's Country by Doris Lessing 1st / 1st 1951
First UK edition and first print published by Michael Joseph in 1951. This is a very good + copy. The wrapper has edge wear to the spine and corner tips and the occasional tiny chip along the edges. The jacket spine has been repaired on the reverse. The front flap has a scuff mark. The spine is not browned or sunned at all. It is not price clipped. The book has no foxing or ink and very little handling wear. Overall a very good + copy.
The author's second book. It is a collection of short stories set in South Africa.