London: Heinemann, 1966. Hardcover. Small 8vo (8.8 in, 22.4 cm). [vi],  2-166  [3 blanks] pp.
First edition: Prominent African author, poet, politician during the Nigerian Civil War, and scholar, Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) wrote widely on cultural, political, and social issues. Dominant African novelist, Achebe is noted for the originality, profundity, insight, elegance, and clarity of his works. Chinua Achebe held over 30 honorary degrees and has won numerous literary awards. A Man of the People is his fourth novel: A "hilarious yet disturbing satire on corrupt government and the 'cult of personality.'" - front flap.
Cox, African Writers Vol 1, p.34. OCEL p.35. Red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Spine ends lightly creased and lightly faded, rear endpapers with paste action, seven margins with inked lines and/or checkmarks, twelve leaves lacking small corner tips, pages and edges faintly foxed, top edge dusty. Dust jacket lightly soiled with lower edges stained. Tight and presentable first edition. Good only in very good dust jacket. Item #1074