The British South Africa Company


The British South Africa Company Historical Catalogue & Souvenir of Rhodesia Empire Exhibition, Johannesburg, 1936-37

Published: Leader, Johannesburg, 1936

Edition: First Edition

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Publisher's original beige illustrated card wraps.

72pp. With frontispiece and 11 fine monochrome plates.

Possibly to prevent tearing of the edges of the wraps some masking tape has been placed along the inside edges, but otherwise a very clean, solid copy of this uncommon issue.


1.) FOREWORD by Sir Henry Birchenough, President of the British South Africa Company

2.) A HISTORY OF THE CHARTERED COMPANY IN RHODESIA (pages 1-31), by Mrs. Tawse-Jollie, O.B.E.

Part I: Preparation

Part II: Occupation

Part III: Development

Part IV: Commerce

3.) A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF HISTORICAL PICTURES, illustrating the STORY OF RHODESIA, which were exhibited at Johannesburg from 1936-37 for the Empire Exhibition (pages 33-68)

This comprises of 15 sections, with headings as follows:

The Matabele, Missionaries and Explorers, Rhodes, Occupation, Early Days, The Matabele War, Rebellion, Transport, Mining, The Press, Administrative and Political, The Barotse, South African War, Beit Bequest, Miscellaneous.

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 25 x 19cm
  • Name: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0741235861
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT, Bank Deposit. For International Customers: Paypal with 6% surcharge, International Transfer
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