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Joy Adamson; First edition set of Born Free, Living Free, & Forever Free, 1960-1962

$318.00
SKU LAN8828

First edition set of Born Free, Living Free, & Forever Free, by 2.5k:

Born Free; A Lioness of Two Worlds. With Extracts from George Adamson's Letters. Preface by Lord William Percy. Foreword by Captain Charles Pitman; 1960, 160pp + Plates;

Living Free; The Story of Elsa and her Cubs. Introduction by Sir Julian Huxley, F.R.S; 1961, 146pp + Plates;

Forever Free; Elsa's Pride; 1962, 192pp + Plates.

Published by Collins & Harvill Press, London, 1960-1962. All first editions, first impressions. All hardbacks with their original dustjackets, now protected with removable plastic covering. No price clipping to jackets.

Overall the books are very good approaching near fine, with dustjackets ranging from good to very good. An attractive set of classic volumes from bestselling author, naturalist and artist, Joy Adamson (1910-1980).

Born Free - Pictorial paper over boards. Light bumping to corners. Some discoloration to spine and top. Text pages are in fine condition - bright, clean and soundly bound. Dustjacket a little rubbed and worn with one discrete taped repair. A little worn to extremities.

Living Free - Pictorial paper over boards. Text pages are in fine condition - bright, clean and soundly bound. Dustjacket a little worn to extremities, and mild discoloration to spine. Previous owner's bookplate to free endpaper.

Forever Free - Pictorial paper over boards. Previous owner's name to first free endpaper. Text pages are in fine condition - bright, clean and soundly bound. Dustjacket a little worn to extremities, and mild discoloration to spine.

Text in English.

Dimensions: Each approximately 249mm high x 179mm wide x 25mm deep.

Weight approximately 2.5kg (the set - unpacked).