First Edition of I Married Adventure; Signed by Osa Johnson
I Married Adventure: The Life and Adventures of Martin and Osa Johnson.
Item Number: 4094
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1940.
First edition. Octavo, original striped cloth. Signed by Osa Johnson on the half title page. In very good condition, lacking the rare dust jacket.
In the first half of the 20th century an American couple, Martin and Osa Johnsonfrom Lincoln, Kansas and Chanute, Kansas, respectivelycaptured the public's imagination through their films and books of adventure in exotic, faraway lands. Photographers, explorers, marketers, naturalists and authors, Martin and Osa studied the wildlife and peoples of East and Central Africa, the South Pacific Islands and British North Borneo. They explored then-unknown lands and brought back film footage and photographs, offering many Americans their first understanding of these distant lands. "Books of adventure are so numerous....[But] this one is unique. It has the human quality of a novel and the permanence of social history" (Katherine Woods, The New York Times).