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SA Auction #86 begins on 22 Oct 2020

US Auction #4 begins on 08 Oct 2020

C.G. Schillings

MIT BLITZLICHT UND BUCHSE (With Flashlight and Rifle).

Neue Beobachtugen Und Erlebnisse In Der Wildnis Inmitten Der Tierwelt Von Equatorial Ostafrika.

Published: R. Voigtlander, Leipzig, 1905

Edition: 1st

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Inscribed "Percy Fitzpatrick, Henley, July 05". This was Sir James Percy Fitzpatrick's own copy - excellent provenance. Sir James Percy FitzPatrick, KCMG, known as Percy FitzPatrick, was a South African author, politician, mining financier and pioneer of the fruit industry. He authored the classic children's book, Jock of the Bushveld. As a politician, he defended British Imperial interests before and during the Anglo-Boer War. He was also responsible for the creation of the two minute silence observed on Armistice Day.

Pictorial buckram boards. 558pp illustrated plates.

Spine has suffered insect depredations. binding not tight, many plates loose. technically barely a Good copy, but not unattractive. Contents clean.

Our Ref: #23196

  • Binding Condition: Poor
  • Overall Condition: Good only
  • Size: 255mm x 180mm x 45mm x 2.0kg
  • Sold By: Fables Bookshop
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  • Country: South Africa
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