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PATTERSON, J. H. (1867-1947)

IN THE GRIP OF THE NYIKA

Further Adventures in British East Africa

Published: Macmillan & Co, London, 1909

Edition: 1st ( 2nd Imp )

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Published by MacMillan and Co., Limited, London, 1909. Gilt-decorated Blue Cloth. Condition: very good. First Edition ( Reprinted in December of the same year ). xiv, 389pp, 1 black & white map, 2pp publisher adverts, illustrated with black & white photos in text, inner front endpaper tanned with ink signatures of previous owners, green marble-effect endpapers, blue cloth with gilt spine lettering and round gilt illustration to upper board showing camel and native. A nice copy.

Kenyan classic and huge bestseller of the pre-WW1 period (and since) by the author of 'The Man-eaters of Tsavo'. Patterson led a full and colourful life. A Zionist in later years, he was also godfather to Benzion's elder son, Yonatan "Yoni" Netanyahu, who was the commander of the elite Israeli army commando unit Sayeret Matkal.

Patterson's "Further Adventure in British East Africa" where he accompanied a noble man and his attractive wife on a long safari deep into the wilderness. Hunting various game including the Rhino, Eland, Zebra, Thomson's Gazelle etc. The husband was missing when they returned to Nairobi and in the ensuing scandal, Patterson abruptly left Kenya and spent the next several years in Europe.

  • Jacket Condition: N/A
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8 Vo
  • Sold By: White Eagle Books
  • Contact Person: Andrew Saidi
  • Country: United Kingdom
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