Hard Cover. New York: Random House, 1938. First American Edition. Very Good / Dust Jacket Included.
First American edition. Publisher's rust-colored cloth over black spine, stamped in gilt with gilt illustration of a flamingo to front board, top edge stained green; in the original pictorial dust jacket with an illustration of a dense jungle scene. About near fine with light toning to page edges and gilt very slightly dimmed, particularly to the front board, magazine article about Isak Dinesen tipped in to rear endpapers; in a very good unclipped dust jacket with light wear to extremities and toning to spine with a few tiny chips to spine head. Overall, a bright and sturdy copy. Out of Africa is the memoir of Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke, a Danish author who published many of her works under the pseudonym Isak Dinesen, and is based on the author's experience living in Kenya when it was controlled by the British Empire. It offers a unique glimpse at life in colonial East Africa. Interestingly, while this first American edition credits Isak Dinesen on its dust jacket, the first English edition cites Karen Blixen as the author. In 1985, Out of Africa was adapted into a film of the same name starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep under the direction of Sydney Pollock.