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F. G. M. Issels

My trek to Matabeleland in 1894

Published: Harry Issels, Bulawayo, 1937

Edition: 1937

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This edition in paperback has staining and discolouration to the front and back covers, the original spine has disintegrated but the bookbinding still holds.

A letter has been tipped into the inside front cover, the letter states that only a very limited number of this book had been printed for his deceased father's friends. This letter and an inscription on the front endpaper was signed by the son Harry Issels.

Tipped in on the front end-paper are newspaper photographs of Father and son. At the back of front end-paper is an article by the Bulawayo Chronicle Reporter on the history of the company founded by Francois Issels. There are two other articles inserted in the book dated October the fourth 1974 and the article May the twenty seventh describing the factory. At this time the company employed a staff 600 and manufactured railway truck wheels, heavy metal components including couplers and bogy - packs.

This book has been recorded in the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System for future reference. 

  • Binding Condition: Poor
  • Overall Condition: Fair
  • Size: 23 cm x 14.5 cm
  • Sold By: Hemingways Books
  • Contact Person: Noel Hunt
  • Country: South Africa
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