Jacket in new mylar protector. Aschan's signature at top of first page. Book also has previous owner's name, etc. at the bottom of that first page; very slight softening of spine tips; straight and tight. Spine of jacket is lightly faded; some wear at spine tips (which have been backed) and slight wear at corners; looks pretty good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Bror Blixen's godson, a Kenya hunter, presents an in-depth portrait of his godfather, the renowned safari, hunter whose mythic passions for women and adventure attracted Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham and inspired Ernest Hemingway
From Library Journal:
These biographies of two Europeans who lived in early 20th-century Kenya provide a vivid evocation of the colonial era. With his wife, novelist Isak Dinesen, Bror Blixen left Sweden to cultivate coffee in Kenya; he became instead a highly successful white hunter, leading rich Europeans on safari. Archetypal hero for Ernest Hemingway, Blix was also a happy womanizer. Kenya hunter Aschan paints the exotic scenery and wildlife richly, but Blixen's character remains elusive in this brief, sometimes sketchy book. Lovell's biography of aviatrix Beryl Markham more vividly evokes its subject. Raised in Kenya alongside the sons of Nandi hunters, Markham was the first person to fly west across the Atlantic solo, author of the successful West with the Night, and a champion horse trainer. Her lovers included Blixen, Prince Henry, Leopold Stokowski, and many others, but Markham is more remarkable as a woman who lived for herself. Strikingly beautiful, uninterested in motherhood, she could take apart an airplane, fly across the Sahara with a stuttering engine, write a brilliant memoir, and instantly calm an unmanageable horse. An upcoming television miniseries will keep this highly readable book in demand. Bettina Drew, English Dept., City Coll., CUNY
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Title: The Man Whom Women Loved: The Life of Bror ...
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 1987
Binding: Hard Cover with Dustjacket
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First U. S. Edition, 1st Printing.
Book Description St. Martin's Press, 1987. Condition: Fair. 1st American Edition. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP8484705
Book Description St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Seller Inventory # G0312000642I3N00
Book Description St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Seller Inventory # G0312000642I3N10
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. Well kept hardcover with jacket, some jacket edge wear, unmarked pages, We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 1M5FFL0000H7
Book Description St. Martins, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Am. Ed. 237pp illustrated Hardcover. Dust jacket. Few pages towards rear have underlining else Very Good. Seller Inventory # 2170
Book Description St. Martin's Press, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Nice copy with light cover wear. Pages clean with tight binding. Nice dust jacket with mild wear. Gift inscription inside book. Seller Inventory # 1801220006
Book Description St Martin's Press, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. When You Buy This Book, you will see its value. 100616. Immediate shipping. Wrapped with care. 237 pages. 1987. Hard cover. Very Good condition. Dust jacket in Very Good condition. Clean - no markings, writing or highlighting except for name written on front end sheet. Seller Inventory # 000549
Book Description St. Martin's Press, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0312000642
Book Description St. Martin's Press, New York , NY, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Book and dj are fine with a former owner's press mark on title page. Nicely illustrated with photos, This is THE MAN The Great African Hunter .Hemingway used him and so did Hollywood, Out of Africa. Seller Inventory # 005408
Book Description St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Price Clipped. American First. Complete number line from 1 to 10; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition; illustrated with black and white photographs. Seller Inventory # 010161