The Green Hills of Africa

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. Later printing. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by the author: "To Bert Kalmar / with best wishes / Ernest Hemingway." Laid in is a small typescript note, introducing the book and inscription.

From the archive of songwriter Bert Kalmar.

Born in New York, Kalmar is best remembered today for his songwriting partnership with Harry Ruby. The pair worked on several Marx Brothers endeavors, including the stage production of "Animal Crackers" (1928) and the subsequent film adaptation, as well as "Horse Feathers" (1932) and "Duck Soup" (1933). The partnership was depicted in the 1950 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical "Three Little Words," starring Fred Astaire and Red Skelton.

Hemingway's second work of nonfiction, describing his travels with his wife Pauline in East Africa during 1933.

Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Slight spine lean, with a faint discoloration on the bottom page edges. Jacket spine panel lightly faded as is usually found, with moderate rubbing on the front panel, and light edgewear overall.

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