Publisher's red cloth binding with gilt to spine. Contents clean although the half-title page has a rectangular piece missing at the top corner. 10 tipped-in albumen photographs. xii + 173pp. Lacks the fold-out map at rear. A very good copy.
'Sir Frederick visited Cape Town, Kimberley, Bechuanaland, the Transvaal, Natal, and the Eastern Province in 1889, and he gives some interesting information respecting the early days of Johannesburg, and of his trip up country. Regarding "the political situation", he observes, "The mournful mismanagement of South African affairs during the last twenty-five years, and most especially during the last decade, has been truly lamentable..." In the course of the discussion of the address, Mr. John X. Merriman denied the alleged mismanagement, and deprecated the "settled and firm policy" advocated by Sir Frederick and others, observing, "Let us manage our own affairs. Laissez-faire, laissez aller - that is our policy for South Africa... The one thing required is the gradual bringing of the Dutch and English together." ' - Mendelssohn Vol.II, page 644.
- Binding Condition: Good
- Overall Condition: Good
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