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Macmillan, William Miller

Complex South Africa. An Economic Foot-note to History. With three maps (1930)

Published: Faber and Faber, London, 1930

Edition: First

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This was the author\'s third book on \"colour\" and \"race\" in South Africa, the others being \"The Cape Colour Question: a Historical Survey\" and \"Bantu, Boer and Briton: the Making of the South African Native Problem\". His books show how developed the debate on these questions was more than eighty years ago.

The mushroom cloth-boards, gilt to the spine, are lightly bumped and rubbed with the spine slightly sunned. The binding is tight. The top page-edge is tinted blue, while the bottom edge is rough cut. The plain endpapers are lightly sunned, with two ownership signatures at the front. The 293 pp of text and index are unmarked and undiscoloured.

The three folding maps, one inserted in the text and two at the back, are present and fine. The first of these is a vegetation chart by I B Pole Evans, and the other two show demographic changes and movements of the country\'s main racial groups, with the \"Bantu\" population at the time very thinly represented west of Port Elizabeth.


  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 210 x 145
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
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