The Nigerian Daily Times, Two Issues from 1927 [Newspaper, Africa]

By: Nigerian Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd.

Price: $100.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fair-Good


Two issues from Tuesday, July 2, 1927, and Saturday, December 24, 1927. Tabloid format on newsprint, approx. 29 by 44.5 cm, 8 pp. ea. The July issue is heavily yellowed, with several chips and tears, and a large piece missing from the lower fore-edge of the first leaf. The December issue has fared much better with light yellowing and some minor edge wear and tear. The Daily Times, touted on its December 1927 masthead as “the recognised paper in West African commercial circles,” was founded only a year earlier, in June 1926. After some ups and downs, and changing hands a few times, the paper remains in publication today. The papers include local news like “two missing boys,” the new Benue River bridge, those sailing in and out of Lagos, “three months for dishonest servant,” “man sent to goal for breaking a dog’s leg,” local events, and a longer piece on “Nigeria and Direct Taxation.” There are snippets and articles of news from around the world, much of it aimed towards a European perspective, like Italy returning to the gold standard, an assassination in Ireland—“Murder of Mr. O’Higgins”—the Imperial Education Conference, and the Geneva Conference. There are full-page adverts for Nigerian Motors, Ltd. and “The New Ford Car,” the Lagos horse racing club, and the publisher’s printing services, “If it’s printing you want, clean, artistic and good printing…” Half-page ads for Ford, Sunflower Kerosene, and Veedol Economy Oils and Greases.

Title: The Nigerian Daily Times, Two Issues from 1927 [Newspaper, Africa]

Author Name: Nigerian Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd.

Categories: Africa,

Publisher: Lagos, Nigeria, Nigerian Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd.: 1927

Binding: tabloid-format newspapers

Book Condition: Fair-Good

Seller ID: 3119