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Kamante and Beard, Peter (collected by), Longing for Darkness: Kamante's Tales from Out of Africa, New York & London, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975, First edition, 4to (12" x 8"), HB, black paper boards w/ white spine titles, sepia-toned photograph of Isak Dinesen printed on cover and of Kamante on rear board, in colorful illus. dj w/ the same two photographs, Near Fine/ VG+.

Book very slightly edgeworn at corners; dust jacket has slight traces of edgewear along the tops of front/rear edges. Two scratches (not through the kromekote finish) on upper rear and on the upper right front corner, a mysterious one inch [1"] closed tear to the surface (it also does not go all the way through).

Unpaginated. 168 drawings, 160 photographs, 15 pages in color. Introductions by Peter Beard & Thomas Dinesen. Handwritten afterword by Jacqueline Onassis. The story of "Out of Africa" as told by its hero - Kamante. This delightful facsimile "scrapbook", translated from Swahili and handwritten by his sons is profusely illustrated with his drawings & watercolors, photographs taken by Beard and from Dinesen's archive (1914-1931) and quotes from Isak Dinesen. A lovely copy of an increasingly scarce title.    [Book ID # 1965]

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