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The Illustrated Out of Africa
Author: Blixen, Karen
Reference #: 2264
Status: For Sale
List Price: $30.00
Cresset Press, London, 1989. Fine in pictorial paper covered boards; Fine dust jacket. The full text of the original edition of 1937 (Putnam & Co.) is presented with illustrations throughout. 288 p.
Reprints of this book are numerous, but the value of this one is enhanced by the illustrations. Blixen’s recounting of her 17 years with her husband in British East Africa – now Kenya – is one of the great autobiographies of the century. Advance Book Exchange recently named it as one of 50 “essential non-fiction books”, and the Modern Library included it in their list at the turn of the millennium in their selection of 100 non-fiction titles. (Known in America under the author’s pen name Isak Dineson.)
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