Pocomoto - Brush Popper

By Rex Dixon (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1954 by Nelson
Illustrated by Jack Harman
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First edition dustwrapper by
Jack Harman
Nelson 1954
(picture courtesy of Jim Mackenzie)

POCOMOTO, with Tessa (whom we have met in all the earlier books), goes to join the Brush Poppers—those unsung heroes whose routine job it is to force their way through seemingly impenetrable scrub, bristling with a myriad savage thorns, to round up strayed cattle who have made their home in these fastnesses. Pocomoto, although not allowed to take a full-scale part, is nevertheless responsible for the capture of a particularly valuable bull ; and finally, when he comes to the rescue of Tessa, trapped in the scrub, he is able to call himself with some reason Pocomoto—Brush Popper.

First Edition:
Hardback with dustwrapper; the full colour dustwrapper is signed Harman, the frontispiece is also full colour, the remaining illustrations being black and white; front flap of dustwrapper has the book summary, quoted above; published at 5/- net

[For image of, and information on, this edition, thanks to Jim Mackenzie]


Other editions:

Foreign editions:

De Sleutel, Flanders
as Pocomoto Drijfjacht in de Brasada
Dutch language edition; hardback with dustwrapper.


J H Gottmer 1960
as Pocomoto Drijfjacht in de Brasada
Dutch language edition; hardback with dustwrapper.


Gutenberg, Germany 1961:
as Pocomoto bei den Buschknackern
translated by Ursula Markum.


Buchergilde Gutenberg, Zurich, Switzerland 1961:
as Pocomoto bei den Buschknackern
Translated by Ursula Markum; illustrations by Heinz Steiger.


Aarau Verlag Sauerlander, Germany 1964:
as Pocomoto bei den Buschknackern
Translated by Ursula Markum; 174 pages.


N W Damm & Son, Norway 1967:

as Pocomoto tar et krafttak

Hardback with illustrated boards; 130x192mm; 125 pages; six black and white illustrations by Jack Harman; translation by Hans Braarvig; cover artwork signed 'Hauge'.

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cover by
Hauge
Norwegian edition
Damm 1967



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