GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA, by Ernest Hemingway - 1935


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Green Hills of Africa

by Ernest Hemingway

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, Ltd., 1935

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition, with a GOOD+ DJ.

  • Illustrated DJ features a black and green cover with drawings of animals on the front. There is a black and white photograph of the author on the back, with a detailed description of the book. 
  • Green boards show some fading, shelfwear and edgewear. There is also a slight bowing to the front board. (See Photos).
  • Corners are lightly scuffed and the bottom right corner is bumped.
  • Spine has faded gilt text against a black and green background.
  • Binding is strong and secure.
  • Front endpaper and fep has an small ink mark in the middle of the two. (See Photos).
  • Illustrations are present and clear.
  • Interior is gently age-toned, exhibits minimal signs of age and wear.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Inside pages have small scattered folding page creases page 49, 129, 191. (See Photos).
  • Text block edges have some dirt  marks on the bottom edge. (See Photos).
  • DJ is nicely preserved behind Mylar and is backed with archival paper.
  • Close examination of DJ reveals edgewear and shelfwear including tiny closed tears as well as chips to the corners and to the spine ends. (See Photos).
  • Illustrated DJ has price-clipped on front return (interior flap).
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • AJ2020.0127

294 pages. 6 x 8.5  inches.

Green Hills of Africa is a 1935 work of nonfiction by American writer Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway's second work of nonfiction, Green Hills of Africa is an account of a month on safari he and his wife, Pauline Marie Pfeiffer, took in East Africa during December 1933. Green Hills of Africa is divided into four parts: "Pursuit and Conversation", "Pursuit Remembered", "Pursuit and Failure", and "Pursuit as Happiness", each of which plays a different role in the story.

Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899-1961) was an American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and sportsman. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.

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