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SA Auction #86 begins on 22 Oct 2020

US Auction #4 begins on 08 Oct 2020

Huxley, Elspeth

Flame Trees of Thika . . . (1959)

Published: Chatto & Windus, London, 1959

Edition: Second impression

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". . .Memories of an African childhood"

This copy of a famous book widely available in later editions is offered because (dustjacket apart) it is an excellent, perhaps even unread, copy of the second impression of the first edition, printed in the same month as the first publication fifty-one years ago, with the fine Kinsey frontispiece and Rosemary Grimble's evocative dustjacket painting. The dustjacket itself is essentially complete though chipped and torn, especially at the head and foot of the spine. For the rest, there are no inscriptions, bookseller labels or other marks and the endpapers and text pages are undiscoloured. The original green cloth covers are slightly bowed.


  • Jacket Condition: Fair to Good
  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 225 x 145
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
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