Born Free [with] Living Free [ with] Forever Free
ADAMSON , Joy
THE ELSA TRILOGY COMPLETE IN DUSTWRAPPERS
Published: Collins & Harvill Press, 1960-62
Stock code: 42363
3 vols., roy. 8vo., Mixed Impressions, with 3 coloured frontispieces, very numerous coloured and monochrome photographs throughout and endpaper maps in the last two volumes, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper of second volume; pictorial cloth, backstrips lettered in black, a very good, bright, clean set in dustwrapper (one wrapper clipped).
The trilogy comprises Born Free. A Lioness of Two Worlds. With Extracts from George Adamson's Letters. Preface by Lord William Percy. Foreword by Captain Charles Pitman, (ninth impression, 1960); Living Free. The Story of Elsa and her Cubs. Introduction by Sir Julian Huxley, (first edition, 1961); Forever Free. Elsa's Pride, (first edition, 1962). Bright, crisp set of George and Joy Adamson's account of their pioneering conservation project involving three generations of lions in Kenya's Serengeti in the late 1950s/early 1960s. The first volume formed the basis of James Hill's 1966 Oscar-winning movie of the same name starring husband and wife team Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers. So involved did McKenna and Travers become that they founded independently the Born Free Foundation which flourishes to this day.