29 June 2005
BLIXEN, Karen (1885-1962). Out of Africa. London: Putnam, 1937.
8o. Original cloth; pictorial dust jacket (some minor chips and stains along edges); imaginative quarter morocco folding case with cloth and leather onlays of a monkey and a flamingo.
FIRST EDITION, published one year before the American edition that was issued under her pseudonym, Isak Dinesen. Chronicling Blixen's life on a coffee plantation in Kenya, the book was made into a 1985 movie starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. The movie won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
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