First Edition of Elspeth Huxley's The Mottled Lizard; SIgned by Her
The Mottled Lizard.
Item Number: 46332
London: Chatto & Windus, 1962.
First edition of this sequel to Huxley’s The Flame Trees of Thika. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Elspeth Huxley on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Rosemary Seligman. Uncommon signed.
"In this sequel to The Flame of Thika, Elspeth Huxley takes up her story after the family returns to Kenya after the First World War. Her family and friends, their home and their travels, the glorious wildlife and scenery, described in rich and loving detail, all spring to life in this enchanting book. 'She knows East Africa and she loves it. . . with a critical and understanding sympathy. ' The Times 'What a marvelous writer. . . and what a Kenya it was" (Financial Times).