White Man’s Country
FIRST EDITION IN PAPERBACK
Published: Chatto & Windus, 
Stock code: 42349
2 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with map in the text and 5 large folding maps; original pictorial wrappers, a very good, bright, clean set.
Huxley's first published work is a classic of Kenyan, indeed of East African, history. First issued by Macmillan in 1935, it was an immediate success - the 'Kenya Weekly News' urged its readers to buy the book 'even though it costs the equivalent of 8 sacks of maize'. This first issue in paperback omits the plates, but preserves all maps and the important preface written by the author for the 1968 edition. Cross & Perkin note that of the 3000 copies printed, 2000 were sold to Africa, of the remaining 1000 copies, 701 were damaged at binders and never offered for sale. SCARCE. Cross & Perkin A1(f)