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Lord Cranworth

A Colony In The Making (British East Africa)

Published: Macmillan, London, 1912

Edition: 1st

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Or, 'Sport And Profit In British East Africa'. 'Less than a generation ago East Africa was not even a name. Twelve years since, even, the Protectorate was held generally to be some sort of an appendage of South Africa to which portion of the continent indeed letters were generally addressed. The British East African Protectorate is a huge tract of healthy highlands extending from Mombasa to Lake Victoria Nyanza. It is kept as a game reserve for lions and such-like, which millionaires and Americans get shot for them, and write about afterwards. There are some settlers who stone their Governors and shoot natives.'; 359pp.

Condition: green boards are decorated on front by a hunter in gilt, the boards being fairly heavily worn, with corners bumped, mottling and discolouration, edge wear; while the contents are in good to very good condition (sadly marred by the missing fold-out map at rear). This is a well-read copy with even foxing throughout and occasional finger smudges, and a still firm binding.

  • Jacket Condition: -
  • Binding Condition: good
  • Overall Condition: good (map missing)
  • Size: 8vo
  • Sold By: Imagine Books
  • Contact Person: Steven Duckworth
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0833587398
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Preferably EFT's; alternatively PayPal (regret: no credit cards)
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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