Below is the first American edition. It states "First Edition" on the copyright page. Book is rust-colored cloth with flamingo on the front and black spine. The dust jacket carries a price of $2.75 on the upper corner of the front flap. The generally accepted first American dust jacket back features "A Noteable List of Recent and Forthcoming RANDOM HOUSE FICTION". It lists nine books beginning with Count Belisarius by Robert Graves. There is also a possible variant that lists ten books beginning with Salute To Yesterday by Gene Fowler.
Picture of the 1938 first edition dust jacket for Out of Africa.
This the back of the generally accepted first American edition dust jacket.
The book on the right has the generally accepted first American edition dust jacket with nine books beginning with Count Belisarius by Robert Graves. The books on the left is a possible variant that lists ten books beginning with Salute To Yesterday by Gene Fowler. It is of interest to note that both books list titles by Catherine Whitcomb, but her book listed on the left was published a year earlier than her book listed on the right. This suggests that the dust jacket on the left *may* have preceded the one on the right.
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