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Out Of Africa by  Isak)  Karen (Dinesen - First UK Edition - 1937 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244629)

Out Of Africa

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Out Of Africa: In exceptional condition

by Blixen, Karen (Dinesen, Isak)

  • Used
  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/Near Fine
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About This Item

The First UK printing published by Putnam, London in 1937. The BOOK is in exceptionally near Fine condition. Original maroon cloth with gilt titles to the spine. The binding remains square and tight. The cloths without fading and the contents clean throughout. Free from inscriptions or stamps. A small bookseller's paper label to the lower front pastedown. The WRAPPER is neatly price-clipped and is in near Fine condition. The correct first issue with the correct reviews to the rear panel. Without loss and just the slightest of rubbing to the extremities and toning to the rear panel. The wrapper colouring remains very bright and fresh with none of the usual fading to the spine. The wrapper artwork looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The first UK printing precede the American first edition of 1938 which was issued under the author's pseudonym Isak Dinesen. As nice a copy as you are likely to find and by far the best copy we have handled to date. Housed in a custom solander box with marbled inserts and gilt titling. Collectible. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct.

Synopsis

Out of Africa is a memoir by Isak Dinesen, a nom de plume used by the Danish author Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke. The book, first published in 1937, recounts events of the seventeen years when Blixen made her home in Kenya, then British East Africa. The book is a lyrical meditation on Blixen’s life on her coffee plantation, as well as a tribute to some of the people who touched her life there. It is also a vivid snapshot of African colonial life in the last decades of the British Empire.

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Details

Bookseller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
2222322244629
Title
Out Of Africa
Author
Blixen, Karen (Dinesen, Isak)
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Putnam, London
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1937
Keywords
Africa, Blixen, Dinesen, Movie

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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

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About the Seller

Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since: 2015
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: www.ashtonrarebooks.com. All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : les@ashtonrarebooks.com if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.

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spine
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Cloth
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fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
Brodart
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First Edition
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gilt
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