First American edition of Serengeti by Audrey Moore.
Octavo, xvi, 265pp. Green cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine, title stamped in brown on front cover. Front endpapers illustrated with map. Solid binding, clean text. All 24 plates present. Foxing to endpapers and page ends, intermittent foxing to text pages. Spine ends rubbed. Light shelf wear along bottom edge of volume. Light dusting along top of volume. Slight lean to text block. Previous owner’s name written in pencil on front free endpaper In publisher’s dust jacket, price stamped in ink on front flap, toning, soiling to back panel. Chipping and tears along edges, some loss at spine ends.
Title on dust jacket – Serengeti: An Account Of The Wild Life And Safari In The African Game Sanctuary, Serengeti. Audrey Milton Moore (1903-1982) was the wife of the second Serengeti game warden, Monty Moore. Proceeds from the sale of Moore’s book went “to improve the water supply for animals on the proposed Serengeti National Game Park.”