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The Man-eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures.

by Patterson, J.H., Lieut.-Col

Condition: Good/No Jacket

London: Macmillan, 1907. xx + 339pp, 114 illustrations, map. Original blue cloth gilt, with gilt vignette of lion's head on front board. Top edge gilt. Lower half of front and rear board edges have faint ancient damp stain Rear hinge tender but holding. There is a book-plate of a previous owner, and a gift dedication dated Christmas1907. Internally clean, tight and unmarked. A good copy of a VERY EARLY EDITION OF THIS EAST AFRICAN CLASSIC, published within two months of, and in the same year as, the sell-out first edition, with which it is identical. Loosely laid in is a long contemporary and very fulsome newspaper cutting review of the book, ending: "In all the books of adventure written since the days of Herodotus it would be hard to parallel such a story". Foreword by well-known hunter-explorer F.C. Selous. G11. 3rd. Imp. Cloth & Gilt. Good/No Jacket.


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