A White King in East Africa: The Remarkable Adventures of John Boyes, Trader and Soldier of Fortune, Who Became King of the Savage Wa-Kikuyu
New York: McBride, Nast & Company, 1912. First American Edition. Octavo (23cm). Red cloth stamped in gilt; [xiv],320pp; 12 inserted halftone plates and map. Sturdy and straight, lightly rubbed, spine-sunned, with minor stain to cloth over spine, foxed throughout: just Very Good.
Previously published in the UK as King of the Wa-Kikuyu. A True Story of Travel and Adventure in Africa (Methuen & Co., 1911). "Boyes became the virtual leader of the Kikuyu tribe and relates his observations of the people and intertribal warfare." CZECH p.21. Uncommon in the trade. 61380.