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George Eastman

Chronicles Of An African Trip

Published: Privately Printed, Rochester, New York, 1927

Edition: First edition.

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1 volume. Printed presentation slip laid in,

"To My Old Comrades in The Kodak Organization, Geo Eastman"

Beige cloth-backed boards with paper spine label.

Endpapers with charts of the route of the Safari.

"A photo-journal of his African motor Safari, with excellent photographs

by George Eastman, Pomeroy, Stewart, and photos in last section by

Martin Johnson who with his wife Osa and the Akeleys accompanied

Eastman on the trip.  The safari went north from Nairobi to Lake Paradise

near Marsabit, and south to the Gurumetti River in Tanganyika.

Interesting evocation of the old-style cost-no-object hunting safari."

Kenneth P. Czech made the following comments:

"Written as a memento to his employees, the famous founder of

Eastman-Kodak company details his safari to East Africa, hunting

around Mt. Kenya, crossing the Guaso Nyiro River and bagging lion,

buffalo, and plains game.  He was accompanied by Martin and Osa Johnson,

and Philip Percival was his professional hunter.  On the second leg of his

journey, Eastman and his party traveled to the Gurumeti and Meru Rivers

of Tanganyika where they hunted buffalo, lion, and rhinoceros.  Interestingly,

Eastman later returned to Africa to collect an elephant, a trophy most elusive

on his first venture.  A chronicle of the second trip, however, was not

published until the 1980's." [Czech, An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting

Books, 1785 to 1950, p.55].

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

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  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 24 x 17 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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