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Lindley, Augustus F.

Adamantia. The Truth about the South African Diamond Fields

Or, a Vindication of the Right of the Orange Free State to that Territory, and an Analysis of British Diplomacy and Aggression which has Resulted in its Illegal Seizure by the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope

Published: W. H. & L. Collingridge, London, 1873

Edition: First

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8vo; original green cloth over bevelled boards, ornately blocked in gilt and blind; pp. xiii + (iii) + 423; colour frontis.; maps, incl. folding. Cover slightly rubbed and bumped; lower hinge just starting; scattered foxing. Good condition.

(Hosken, p. 125; Mendelssohn I, p. 901) 'The avowed object of this volume "is to inform the British Parliament and the British public how their government has robbed the Orange Free State ... of its diamond fields." The author states that he resided in the "plundered territory" for two years, during which time he carefully observed "the progress of political events, having all the time carefully studied the merits of the case." He asserts that as soon as it was discovered (in the year 1869) that diamonds existed on the banks of the Vaal and in its vicinity, "the colonial government at the Cape of Good Hope, aided and supported by sundry private individuals, entered into a selfish, illegal, and dishonourable combination to wrest the diamond fields from its rightful owner, the Orange Free State."' - Mendelssohn

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Sold By: Christison Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Lindsay Christison
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 041 371 4844
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT, Paypal
  • Trade Associations: SABDA, IOBA


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