Kenya: From Chartered Company to Crown Colony: Thirty Years of Exploration and Administration in British East Africa :: Charles W. Hobley soon to be presented for sale on the top-quality BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Frank Cass & Co., 1970, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, first published 1929. Includes: Black & white photographs (plates); Frontispiece; Appendices (3);
From the cover: In this important work, C. W. Hobley describes his experiences as one of the first European administrative officers in British East Africa. Starting as a geologist with the British East Africa Company, Hobley subsequently gained wide administrative experience in Uganda and the East Africa Protectorate, and by the time he retired had seen service throughout the period from the days of Company rule to those of Crown Colony government.
As well as being a fascinating description of East Africa…
Introduction by: W. G. A. Ormsby Gore
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine and a touch edgeworn with the price clipped. Previous owners’ name in ink to the first blank. The contents complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xv) 256 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I fascinate you with a carefully selected medley featured in my History Africa catalogue?