Random House, 1938. First American edition, stated First Printing. A very nice copy of the author's best known work. Very good condition. Very light edge wear. Former owner name, front paper split. Modest discoloration inside the front and back cover. Orange cloth boards with black binding on the spine. Gold gilt embossed flamingo on front cover. Bright gold gilt printing and decoration on the spine. Top edge stained green. This book includes an original descriptive insert with a photo of the author. A fond evocation of Kenya and its wildlife suggested by her experience running a coffee plantation. Sydney Pollack directed the 1985 film version starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. In very nice condition. Karen Blixen (1885-1962) is the best known, and possibly the greatest, Danish writer of the twentieth century. Her reputation as an author rests on several books written in English under the pseudonym Isak Dinesen, including: Seven Gothic Tales (1934), Winter's Tales (1942), and Out of Africa (1938). The movie "OUT OF AFRICA" (1985) celebrates her life as a pioneer coffee farmer in Kenya from 1914 to 1931. 389 pages.