'I remember seeing the lion looking yellow and heavy-headed and enormous against a scrubby-looking tree in a patch of orchard bush and P. O. M. kneeling to shoot him. Then there was the short-barrelled explosion of the Mannlicher and the lion was going to the left on a run, a strange, heavy-shouldered, foot-swinging cat run. I hit him with the ...Read More'I remember seeing the lion looking yellow and heavy-headed and enormous against a scrubby-looking tree in a patch of orchard bush and P. O. M. kneeling to shoot him. Then there was the short-barrelled explosion of the Mannlicher and the lion was going to the left on a run, a strange, heavy-shouldered, foot-swinging cat run. I hit him with the Springfield and he went down...' Returning to his love of the African continent and its wildlife, Hemingway captures brilliantly the thrill and excitement of the hunt for big game. In some of the most vivid, intense and evocative travel writing, and memoir of his career, he describes the vastness of Africa and the brutality of its 'sports', showing even in this slim volume why he was one of the great American writers of the twentieth century.Read Less
Near Fine. First printing of this MMPB-size Scribner Classics ediiton with B&W illustrations by Edward Shenton and cover painting by James and Ruth McCrae. A near fine unread copy with a small bump at top foreedge corner. Scarce. 295 pp.
Edward Shenton. Fair/Fair. Octavo 294pgs. Green Cloth, gilt lettering, black spine label. has Letter "A" on copryight page, publisher's seal and date on copyright page as well. toning to the edges, tape ghosts on front and rear panels. Glue stains on endpapers. text block is clean, unmarked There is brodart remnant along extremiities of jacket, which has $2.75 pricer on front flap. spine edges are chipped. in fresh mylar sleeve. A very worn but rare true First Edition of this classic.
First edition. Illustrations by Edward Shenton. Hemingway's record of a hunting trip. Non-fiction with wonderful descriptive sections. Normal fading to the spine and edges of boards due to the green color used, otherwise very good in good or better Grissom's dust jacket "B, " price clipped and worn with a few tears and cloth-tape reinforcement to edges on verso. But it is the original.
Edward Shenton. Very Good in Facsimile jacket. 8vo. pp.  295. With Scribners' sea and letter "a". In green cloth with gilt Hemingway's signature on front cover. Covers faded as with most of this edition. Facsimile dust jacket in fine condition.
Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. First edition, first printing. Very good with usual fading to cloth, upper spine slightly worn; in an unclipped jacket with some chipping to spine and a few small chips along upper edge, some fading along spine folds, a few small tears, else very good. Originally published serially in Scribner's Magazine, Green Hills of Africa is Hemingway's second non-fiction book, based on his 1933 safari in East Africa. The text is divided into four parts: "Pursuit and Conversation, " "Pursuit Remembered, " "Pursuit and Failure, " and "Pursuit as Happiness." In a similar style to his first non-fiction work, Death in the Afternoon, Hemingway interweaves his recounts of hunting various animals with his vehement criticisms of contemporary authors. As John Chamberlain wrote in his 1935 review for The New York Times, "With one hand he tears out the entrails of a gazelle and strips the skin clean; with the other he rips the hide from Malcom Cowley or Waldo Frank. It is the most literary hunting trip on record."
Very Good in Fair jacket. 1st Printing. "Green Hills of Africa" by Ernest Hemingway. First edition first printing with Scribner's "Seal" and "A" present on the copyright page, signifying a first printing. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1935. The book measures 6" x 8.5", 295 pages. Decorations by Edward Shenton. With its original first printing dust jacket. The thick green band across the rear panel signifies a first issue jacket. The jacket is in good minus condition. Wear to the panels with chipping and creasing to the edges. Sunning to the spine with creasing at the top and bottom and paper loss at the top, affecting the title. Discoloration to the bottom of the front flap. The original price of $2.75 is present on the front flap. The book is in very good to very good minus condition. Sunning to the board edges and spine with some minor soiling. The front endpaper is clipped at the top corner. The textblock is lightly tone and largely clean and bright with sound binding. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(C5-36)
Near Fine in Very Good + jacket. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good+ dust jacket. The delicate green boards have faded in relation to the dust jacket and now show an impression of the title on the front board. The top edge is dusty, but internally the book is in excellent condition. The dust jacket is complete, but is reinforced at the head of the spine and at the lower rear flap fold. The spine and front panel is rather faded. True first printing with the Scribner's "A" and the green band on the rear of the jacket with seven lines of printing (Grissom's "A"). Hemingway's second work of nonfiction with an initial printing of just 10, 550 copies. "Green Hills of Africa" is Hemingway's true life account of a safari he and his wife had gone on two years earlier. (The trip would also inspire Hemingway's short story, "The Snows of Kilimanjaro.") The book not only focuses on Hemingway's adventures hunting and the native environment, but also has many of his thoughts on writers, fiction, and, famously, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." "… [T]he best-written story of big-game hunting anywhere I have read. And more than that. It's a book about people in unacknowledged conflict and about the pleasures of travel and the pleasures of drinking and war and peace and writing." (Contemporary New York Times review). Near Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.
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