RARE BOOK GUIDE - THE RUNNERS, THE RIDERS & THE ODDS

09 May 2010

David Cameron's Adventures


Pricing a large pile of boy's books including Henty, Westerman and Harry Collingwood I came across this rather topically titled adventure published by Blackie in 1950. It concerns a Scottish boy kidnapped and sold to the planters of Virginia. A slightly unlikely tale ending with the young Cameron returning to Aberdeen determined 'to end the traffic in human beings...'

The author George Frederick Clarke was an archaeologist and expert on Indian lore. The buckskinned young lad on the cover is a good likeness for our potential leader in his teen years. The book is worth about £10 and I will put in the shop window…I might need to put a slightly higher price on it to stop it selling too fast.
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