Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942.
First American Edition. Hardcover. Very good in a good dust jacket. A very good copy in original cloth with black lettering. Mild wear to extremities (including slight fraying to corners of front board, gift inscription dated 1942 on front free endpaper; otherwise unmarked, clean and sound. Dust jacket was at one time folded and has related creases, both vertical and horizontal, as well as shipping to the spine ends and light rubbing and/or creasing at the edges and folds. Original $3.00 price present on front flap (and rear panel). A classic of travel and adventure writing, in which Markham recounts her childhood in Kenya, her years as a bush pilot locating big game from the air, and her pioneering trans-Atlantic flight from London to New York. Described by Ernest Hemingway as "a bloody wonderful book," it is number eight on National Geographic's list of The Hundred Greatest Adventure Books of All Time.