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Gray (Ethel and James)


With Photographic Reproductions of the Official Records of the Discovery.

Published: Sholto Douglas & Company Ltd., Johannesburg, 1940

Edition: Limited edition

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A Sequel to Payable Gold

Limited Edition: [viii], 198, 209 black and white plates of facsimile documents, letters, maps, etc. bound in a separate sequence at the back of the book, bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper, blue cloth titled gilt on the spine, the boards are slightly scuffed, a good copy.

The authors have both signed at the end of the preface with the date July 1946.

An undated newspaper review on gold mining which mentions this book is loosely inserted in the volume.

James Gray was an analytical chemist. His wife Ethel studied the history of the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in the National Archives, Pretoria, on the basis of which they wrote Payable gold; an intimate record of the history of the discovery of the payable Witwatersrand gold fields and Johannesburg in 1886 and 1887 (Johannesburg, 1937, 286p) and A history of the discovery of the Witwatersrand goldfields (Johannesburg, 1940)

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: small 4to (250 x 160 mm)
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