1924 1st year edition; "with illustrations from the author's photographs"; Grosset & Dunlap publishers, New York; hardbound in green textured boards with red imprint on cover and red lettering on spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; spine has crease - see pic; no dust jacket.
Johnson, previously a photographer of 'wild men' in the islands of the South Seas, takes his first African safari in the early 1920's. With his wife Osa he journeys through Eastern Africa, photographing and hunting wild animals. Replete with thrilling adventures, near-fatal mishaps, and moments of quiet beauty, this is the story of the beginning of the Johnsons' love affair with Africa. In his graceful, accurate prose, Martin describes the awesome creatures of the savannah, occasionally interjecting a tirade about the poisoning influences of the 'civilization.' A lovely and entertaining book.