Hardcover, London: Philip Allan, 1934. First Edition. Very Good. The Prince of Wales hunted in East Africa during September-December, 1928 and January-April, 1930. His professional hunting guides were Bror Blixen, Denys Finch-Hatton, and Pete Pearson. Blixen had divorced Karen (Isak Denison) and she was in a long term relationship with Finch-Hatton, must have been an interesting hunt. This book was written by Patrick Chalmers, a professional sporting writer, using the Prince's diaries and photographs. Chalmers extensively interviewed the Prince.
The Prince of Wales in question is Edward, the playboy disliked by his father (King George V) , who ended up abdicating the throne so he could marry the twice divorced American Wallis Simpson. Edward was King for only 326 days.
Book contains 3 fold-out color maps. All 3 maps present, bright, and clean. The largest map has 1 small tear and 1 very small tear. Contains 37 black and white photographs on 23 plates. This particular copy belonged to the Parliamentary Library of Canada and has the library's gold stamp on the spine. The location of the book in the library "Rm 12, 237" is written on the front pastedown and the number "558" on the upper right corner of the full title page. Both ends of spine gently bumped, corners bumped and rubbed. Binding sound, but a little loose. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 273 pages. [Item #79275]