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Lot 211: Africa.- Boyes (Maj. John) My Abyssinian Journey, 1st ed., inscr., orig. wrappers, 1940 & others, Boyes (5)

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day Two

by Forum Auctions

16 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Africa.- Boyes (Maj. John) My Abyssinian Journey: A Journey through Abyssinia from the Red Sea to Nairobi in 1906 in the Days of Emperor Menelik, first edition, signed presentation copy from the author inscribed on title, illustration of facsimile letter, title lightly soiled and creased at upper outer corner, original printed brown wrappers, stapled, a little rubbed and creased, [Nairobi, W.Boyd], [c.1940]; John Boyes: King of the Wa-Kikuyu, first edition, portrait and plates, map, original cloth, spine faded, 1911; The Company of Adventurers, first edition, map, plates, with post card photograph of the author and other British soldiers during WWI loosely inserted, foxed, original cloth, rubbed and stained, tear to upper joint (repaired), dust-jacket rubbed and stained, frayed at edges (repaired), 1928 § Burnham (Maj. F.R.) Taking Chances, John Boyes's copy with long inscription to him from the author "...I hope you are still winning medals...you are 'king' just the same..." on front free endpaper, original cloth, rubbed, Los Angeles, 1944; and another copy of the third, 8vo (5) ⁂ The first is very rare; a note on the upper cover reads, "All profits from the sale of this Book with be devoted to the provision of Mobile Canteens for the Forces operating in Eastern Africa."

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