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John Boyes King of the Wa-Kikuyu by  John Boyes - Signed First Edition - 1911 - from Trophy Room Books and

John Boyes King of the Wa-Kikuyu

by Boyes, John

Condition: VG to vg+

London: Methuen & Co, 1911. First. Hardcover. VG to vg+. 320 pp. ill. Map. True story of travel & adventure. Autobiography of the great big game hunter who also became King of the Wa-Kikuyu African tribe. First editions of this are very scarce. VG to Vg+ (slight foxing on fore edge of text block, half title and less on title page). Orig. red gilt cloth. No spine wear, corners square and sharp. Scarce. And this is a PRESENTATION COPY from the Editor (Bulpett) signed in the year of publication. Very good association copy.

  • Bookseller: Trophy Room Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 5171
  • Title: John Boyes King of the Wa-Kikuyu
  • Author: Boyes, John
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - VG to vg+
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Methuen & Co
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1911
  • Keywords: Big game hunting, Africana, Autobiography, African hunting
  • Bookseller catalogs: Out of Print Big Game Hunting Books;
  • Subjects: SPORTS & RECREATION / Hunting;


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