Pocomoto and the Desert Gold

By Rex Dixon (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1957 by Nelson
Illustrated by Robert Hodgson
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Dustwrapper for first edition
by Robert Hodgson
Nelson 1957
The great stage-coach sways and jolts as the horses pound around the bend in the trail. With great daring Pocomoto, on Goldflash, gradually edges alongside and manages to stop the Santa Fé run-away.

The driver has been hit by a bullet which, apparently, came from nowhere. Poco and Tim Bladen search for the unknown gunman and thus become involved in a hunt for treasure in the bad lands of the Pecos country.

First Edition:
Hardback with dustwrapper; red boards with black lettering on spine and front board; 136x194mm; 217pp; full colour dustwrapper wraps to include the spine; colour frontispiece and seven black and white illustrations by Robert Hodgson; cover price 6/- net.
[For image of, and information on, this edition, thanks to Jim Mackenzie]

Other Editions:

Nelson Junior 1959:

Paperback edition; 120x180mm; 217pp; no frontispiece but the seven original text illustrations in black and white by Robert Hodgson are included; reverse of title page lists books in the series available and expected in September; rear of cover has 'blurb' as above; colour cover illustration not credited; cover price 2/6.

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paperback cover
Nelson Junior edition

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