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Boyes (John)

KING OF THE WA-KIKUYU

Published: Methuen & Co., London, 1911

Edition: First edition

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A TRUE STORY OF TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE IN AFRICA. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF

Edited by C.W.L. Bulpett

xv, 320 pages, 31 publisher’s catalogue dated May 1911, photograph of the author as frontispiece, 1 map, 11 black and white photographic plates. Bound in the original red cloth with gilt titling on spine and upper cover – spine very lightly faded, inscription by previous owner in ink on the front free endpaper, title page foxed with occasional light foxing in the text, a good copy.

Czech: An annotated Bibliography of African Big Game hunting Books, 1785 to 1950, page 21, ‘An excellent African adventure story but with only a few pages of hunting for rhinoceros, leopard and lion in British East Africa. Boyes became the virtual leader of the Kikuyu tribe and relates his observations of the people and intertribal warfare.’

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo. (230 x 150 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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