AKELEY, CARL and MARY L. JOBE Adventures in the African Jungle.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1930. First edition. Publisher's cloth, pictorial endpapers, in dust jacket. 8 x 5 1/2 inches; xvi, 275 pp.; frontispiece and plates after photographs, vignette title page, half-title. Jacket toned and edgeworn with minor losses to extremities, cloth tips bumped, lightly and evenly toned throughout; together with AKELEY, MARY L. JOBE. Carl Akeley's Africa. The Account of the Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931. First edition, file copy. Publisher's cloth in dust jacket. Frontispiece, plates, half-title. Jacket a bit edgeworn and soiled, endpapers foxed, "File Copy" stamped to jacket and front pastedown.
Uncommon in dust jacket. "Mary Jobe Akeley, Carl's second wife, culled segments from her husband's In Brightest Africa, including the incident in which he was pinned by an elephant (though, interestingly, there is no mention of the role Delia Akeley, Carl's first wife, played in his rescue, credit given, instead, to a native gun bearer). In addition, she includes passages from his diary relating hunts after buffalo and elephant in Uganda, with note of a hippopotamus hunt by Abel Chapman. Her chapters feature no sport" (Czech). Czech, Africa, pp. 2-3. The lot two titles. (2)
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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