I Married Adventure - Osa Johnson (1940 First Edition, Sixth Impression zebra striped vintage Lippincott hardback)

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Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. See images for the condition of this book. This beautiful copy is bound in striking zebra-patterned burlap-type cloth illustrated with many black and white plates. Slight fading to spine. This is a find for any serious book collection!

Blurb:  Autobiography of an adventurous life in Africa. Before Joy Adamson went to Africa, before Margaret Mead sailed to Samoa, before Dian Fossey was even born, a Kansas teenager named Osa Leighty married Martin Johnson, a pioneering photographer just back from a 'round-the-world cruise with Jack London. Together the Johnsons flew and sailed to Borneo, to Kenya, and to the Congo, filming Simba and other popular nature movies with Martin behind the camera and Osa holding her rifle at the ready in case the scene's big game star should turn hostile. This bestselling memoir retraces their careers in rich detail, with precisely observed descriptions and often heart-stopping anecdotes. Illustrated with scores of the dramatic photos that made the Johnsons famous, it's a book sure to delight every lover of true adventure.