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Drayson (General A.W.)


Published: Griffith, Farran & Co., London, [no date ]

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The adventures of Hans Sterk South African hunter and pioneer

With illustrations by J.B. Zwecker

xii, 340 pages, frontispiece, 2 plates, blind ownership stamp on the front free end paper, original pictorial blue cloth boards, titled gilt on the upper cover and spine, foxing throughout, a good copy.

Preface is dated 1892

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography volume 1, page 487: This capital sporting narrative " is full of stories of daring adventures among savage beasts and hardly less savage men." The period of the tale is about the time of the Great Trek, and mingled with the account of exciting incidents is considerable information respecting those parts of South Africa traversed by the emigrant farmers. In the Appendix will be found short articles on " The Dutch Boer of South Africa," " The Hottentot," and " The Amakosa Kaffir." The first edition was published in 1869.

Two copies of this edition listed in SABIB vol 2 page 101

  • Overall Condition: A good copy
  • Size: 8vo (190 x120mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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