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Kenya Mountain … With an Introduction by Hilaire Belloc.
- London, Jonathan Cape, 1930. Large 8vo. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt, in original dust-wrapper; pp. xvi, 218, [2], with frontispiece in photogravure and 55 photogravure plates, 3 sketch maps, one folding map; light soiling to wrapper, else a near-fine copy; provenance: long presentation inscription by the author and photographer on front fly-leaf to Captain H. R. G. Kinahan, dated June, 1939. Reprinted 1930 (first published 1929), presentation copy. Dutton's beautifully illustrated book on Mount Kenya remains one of the foremost volumes on the mountain; this edition is corrected and contains a new map. - Raymond Hook, together with Humphrey Slade, mapped the mountain in the 1930s and stocked several mountain streams with trout. He was a farmer in Kenya who had good relations with the Mau Mau and explored the natural history of this equatorial region. He is also renowned for attempting to introduce cheetah racing into Britain. Provenance: Harold Richard George Kinahan was commander of HMS Orion at the beginning of WWII. - Loosely inserted a night rounds report from that ship for the 2nd of August, 1939. Neate D61; Perret 1467. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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