Hemingway on safari
HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. Green
Hills of Africa
"We went a little higher up the bank where we could look out over the
lake of high reeds and, with Pop holding his big gun ready and I with
the safety off mine, M'Cola threw a club into the reeds where we heard
the snort. There was a wooshing snort and no movement, not a stir in the
reeds. Then there was a crashing further away and we could see the reeds
swaying with the rush of something through them toward the opposite
bank, but could not see what was making the movement. Then I saw the
black back, the wide-swept, point-lifted horns and then the
quick-moving, climbing rush of a buffalo up the other bank. He went up,
his neck up and out, his head horn-heavy, his withers rounded like a
fighting bull, in fast strong-legged climb..."
FIRST EDITION of Hemingway's classic
account of his African safari adventures. New York: Scribner's, 1935.
Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. Cloth with some
sunning to spine, dust jacket with minor edgewear and a little sunning
to spine panel. An exceptionally nice copy of a difficult book to get in
collectible condition. $3800.