HUXLEY, Elspeth. Nellie. Letters from Africa. With a Memoir by Elspeth Huxley. London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, .
8vo. Original boards with illustrated dust-wrappers (not price-clipped); pp. x, 326. two sketch maps, plates after photographs, very clean and fresh.
First edition, signed by Elspeth Huxley, and dated March, 1980 on title-page. Elspeth Huxley compiled a collection of letters written by her mother who had arrived in the East African Protestorate in 1912 as settler. They cover her life up to the Mau Mau Uprising and the birth of modern Kenya. A good precursor to Elspaeth Huxley's two volumes of East African childhood memoirs.