New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First edition. A Nearly Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket. The delicate green boards have faded a bit at the spine and extremities but internally the book is in excellent condition. The price-clipped dust jacket shows toning and foxing to the spine panel. True first printing with the Scribner's "A" on the copyright page. The green band on the rear of the jacket with nine lines of printing (Grissom's "B" jacket). Hemingway's second work of nonfiction with an initial printing of just 10,550 copies.
"Green Hills of Africa" is Hemingway’s true life account of a safari he and his wife had gone on two years earlier. (The trip would also inspire Hemingway’s short story, "The Snows of Kilimanjaro.") The book not only focuses on Hemingway’s adventures hunting and the native environment, but also has many of his thoughts on writers, fiction, and, famously, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." "…[T]he best-written story of big-game hunting anywhere I have read. And more than that. It's a book about people in unacknowledged conflict and about the pleasures of travel and the pleasures of drinking and war and peace and writing." (Contemporary New York Times review) Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #3931)