Deckled pages very good, clean. Antiquarian signature in black fountain pen following tipped-in page at front blank endpaper: "Lucy Scott"; shadowing of signature to pastedown.
Bind fine, square; hinges intact. Dust wrapper, moderate edge wear, spine chip, closed tear at back panel, some rub, crease, adhesive; unclipped 2.75, protected in new clear sleeve. Classic 1930's wrapper design features white titles on black with decorative band of illustrations to left; back panel features 1934 photo of Hemingway in Africa with two antelope, narrow title band and summary. Front flap features cast of "The People in the Book"; back flap lists "Books by Ernest Hemingway".
Near good first edition in same wrapper. Tastefully and charmingly illustrated throughout by Edward Shenton with decorative chapter vignettes, large headings and tailpieces in a simple, yet refined near silhouette motif.Sets the mood and adventure of old Africa, the culture, and free roaming wildlife during this period in an intriguing stylized manner. This is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known fascination with hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account. An intriguing examination of the lure of the hunt and an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape and beauty of a wilderness that was - even then - threatened by incursions.
Printed in the United States of America. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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