Out of Africa. First American Edition in dustjacket


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DINESEN, Isak. Out of Africa. New York : Random House, (1938). First American Edition. Pp (6),vii-ix,(3),3-389,(1). 8vo, black cloth spine, ochre boards, gilt outline of bird on front board, gilt titles and decorative toolingto spine, top edge dyed a pale green. "In this book, the author of 'Seven Gothic Tales' gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near neighbors -- lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes -- and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelieveably ladylike and beautiful." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Kamante and Lulu: The Ngong Farm -- A Native Child -- The Savage in the Immigrant's House -- A Gazelle; 2. A ShootingAccident on the Farm: The Shooting Accident -- Riding in the Reserve -- Wa mai -- Wanyangerri -- A Kikuyu Chief; 3. Visitors to the Farm: Big Dances -- A Visitor from Asia -- The Somali Women -- Old Knudsen -- A Fugitive Rests on the Farm -- Visits of Friends -- The Noble Pioneer -- Wings; 4. From An Immigrant's Notebook: The Wild Came to the Aid of the Wild -- The Fireflies -- The Roads of Life -- Esa's Story -- The Iguana -- Farah and the Merchant of Venice --The Elite of Bournemouth -- Of Pride -- The Oxen -- Of the Two Races -- A War-Time Safari -- The Swaheli Numeral System -- I Will Not Let Thee Go Except Thou Bless Me -- The Eclipse of the Moon -- Natives and Verse -- Of the Millennium -- Kitosch's Story -- Some African Birds -- Pania -- Esa's Death -- Of Natives and History -- The Earthquake -- George -- Kejiko -- The Giraffes Go to Hamburg -- In the Menagerie -- Fellow-Travellers -- The Naturalist and the Monkeys -- Karomenya -- Pooran Singh -- A Strange Happening -- The Parrot; 5. Farewell to the Farm: Hard Times -- Death ofKinanjui -- The Grave in the Hills -- Farah and I Sell Out -- Farewell Pre vious owner's name inked to flyleaf, else very good in lightly spine-nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 185.00

Title: Out of Africa. First American Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: DINESEN, Isak BLIXEN, Karen

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Random House, New York, 1938,:

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