Green Hills Of Africa (1935) Ernest Hemingway Signed, 1st Edition In Original Dj
GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA Ernest Hemingway CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS NEW YORK 1935. First printing in original jacket. Signed in navy fountain pen at tipped-in front endpaper: Ernest Hemingway. Tipped-in leaf neatly inserted adjacent to front pastedown. Attractive signature contemporaneous with original publishing of this title. Green full cloth boards, Hemingway signature impressed in gilt at front board, gilt spine titles on black fields, moderate shelf wear, some spine toning, wear. 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. The item "GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA (1935) ERNEST HEMINGWAY SIGNED, 1ST EDITION IN ORIGINAL DJ" is in sale since Saturday, November 3, 2018.
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- Special Attributes: Signed
- Subject: Literature & Fiction
- Topic: Africa
- Binding: Fine Binding
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Place of Publication: United States of America
- Author: Ernest Hemingway
- Year Printed: 1935