FOUR YEARS IN PARADISE, by Osa Johnson - 1941 [1st Ed]


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Four Years in Paradise

by Osa Johnson

Author of "I Married Adventure: The Lives of Martin and Osa Johnson"

Stated FIRST EDITION. Philadelphia, PA & New York : J.B. Lippincott Company, 1941.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition.

  • Volume displays mild overall wear and aging.
  • Cloth covers feature brown "giraffe" design, with title label on front.
  • Boards exhibit gentle overall edgewear, with some fading.
  • Spine features title labels, and is sunned with softening to ends.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Half-title page has signature from previous owner. (See photos)
  • Pastedowns feature beautiful sepia illustration, identical on front and back.
  • Page facing half-title has some foxing to left corner.
  • Illustrations are well preserved with minor toning.
  • Interior is well preserved showing minor toning throughout.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges show mild commensurate toning with a small stain to foot, are deckled along fore edge, and have red ink along head.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190704

345 pages. 6.5 x 9.5 inches.

By the author of the autobiography I Married Adventure, the best-selling non-fiction book of 1940, here is Osa Johnson's first book. A wonderful journey to one of Africa's most beautiful regions, Four Years in Paradise is the tale of Martin and Osa Johnson's life in British East Africa.

Martin (1884-1937) and Osa (1894-1953) Johnson were American adventurers and documentary filmmakers. Known for their travels throughout the world in unknown regions, they helped Americans get a view of these new lands through their films.

Lavishly illustrated with sepia photographs. Includes a list of illustrations. Text includes diary entries.

PROVENANCE: Prior owner's mark dated year of publication on half title page.

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