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30 May 2019 16:30 GMT

Thomas Morgan Thomas

Eleven Years in Central South Africa - Un-Mlynedd-Ar-Ddeg yn Nghanolbarth Deheuol Affrica.

Journey Into the Interior - Sketch of Recently Discovered Diamond and Gold Fields - Umzilikazi, His Country and People - a Brief History of the Zambesi Missions.

Published: John Snow and Co, London, 1872-1873

Edition: First edition

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2 volumes. Unique and rare set: 1 copy in English with the second copy in Welsh.

The Welsh edition was preceded by the first English edition in 1872.

Copy 1.

Eleven Years in Central South Africa.

Publishers wine coloured covers.

Blind-stamped black borders.

Gilt title to spine.

xi, 418 pages.

Frontispiece + 31 illustrations.

Fold-out map[49 x 36.5 cm].

Copy 2.

Un-Mlynedd-Ar-Ddeg yn Nghanolbarth

Deheuol Affrica.

Publishers wine coloured covers.

Blind-stamped black borders.

Gilt title to spine.

xi, 391 pages.

Frontispiece + 30 illustrations.

Fold-out map [49 x 36.5 cm].

One of the earliest works dealing with Matabeleland and gives one of the best

accounts of the country and its natives nearly a quarter of a century before its

occupation by the British (Mendelssohn II, 492-493).

A missionary in Matabeleland, Thomas not only worked at converting

the natives, but hunted ivory to supplement his meager church

stipend. While traveling to the Zambezi, he relates incidents of

hunting elephant and buffalo. Probably the first white man to reach

the river from the south, Thomas also enjoyed sport after hippopotamus,

lion, and rhinoceros (Czech, An Annotated Bibliography of African Big

Game Hunting Books, p.164). 

Recorded shipping weight 3000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 22 x 15 cm.
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: moloneytom3@gmail.com
  • Telephone: 0657087803
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Credit Cards - PayPal - Cheque.
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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