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Auction #115 begins on 30 May 2024

Brownlee, Frank


Inscribed and SIGNED

Published: Jonathan Cape, London, 1929

Edition: First

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This copy now rebound in full brown leather with the titles in gilt to the spine. Inscribed and signed on title page. 247 pages. Slight foxing on first 3 and last 3 pages.

Frank Brownlee (1875-1952) was the seventh son of parents of Scottish missionary stock associated with the Transkei Territories. His grandfather, the Xhosa linguist John Brownlee,  arrived in 1816 and founded King William's Town. While resident in Butterworth, he began collecting oral histories. With his retirement in 1935 he contributed prolifically to the local press, and placed many stories overseas as well, in publications such as Chamber's Journal. His first novel was published by Jonathan Cape in London as Ntsukumbini (1929) and reissued in the Life and Letters Series under the new title Cattle Thief (in 1932 and thereafter).  (

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 150 mm)
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Telephone: 0833219905
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