Isak Dinesen – Shadows On The Grass – First Edition 1960

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Isak Dinesen – Shadows On The Grass – First Edition 1960

£175.00

Out of stock

£175.00

First edition, first printing. Published by Michael Joseph in London, 1960. This is a near fine copy. The dust wrapper is plainly designed and illustrated by Charles Gorham. With sumptuous textured paper. It has not been price clipped, showing the original 10s 6d net price. There is slight wear at the spine tips and corners, with slight toning to the lighter areas. There is some major foxing to the rear flap. The original publishers cloth is clean and free from marks. The text blocks are bright and white. There is a small previous owners inscription to the front fly leaf in blue ink. Overall, this is a near fine copy.

Twenty-five years after her return to Denmark from British East Africa, Baroness Karen Blixen wrote “Shadows on the Grass”. The four stories in this novel were additional anecdotes that offered further glimpses of her sojourn in Africa from 1914 to 1931. Readers who love “Out of Africa” will appreciate the opportunity to be re-acquainted with Blixen and her Kikuyu and Somali Squatters. Blixen’s recount was a reprise of sorts – beautiful, tender and nostalgic.


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First edition, first printing. Published by Michael Joseph in London, 1960. This is a near fine copy. The dust wrapper is plainly designed and illustrated by Charles Gorham. With sumptuous textured paper. It has not been price clipped, showing the original 10s 6d net price. There is slight wear at the spine tips and corners, with slight toning to the lighter areas. There is some major foxing to the rear flap. The original publishers cloth is clean and free from marks. The text blocks are bright and white. There is a small previous owners inscription to the front fly leaf in blue ink. Overall, this is a near fine copy.

Twenty-five years after her return to Denmark from British East Africa, Baroness Karen Blixen wrote “Shadows on the Grass”. The four stories in this novel were additional anecdotes that offered further glimpses of her sojourn in Africa from 1914 to 1931. Readers who love “Out of Africa” will appreciate the opportunity to be re-acquainted with Blixen and her Kikuyu and Somali Squatters. Blixen’s recount was a reprise of sorts – beautiful, tender and nostalgic.