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SA Auction #86 begins on 22 Oct 2020

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Ostrich Farming in South Africa

Published: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., London, Paris, New York, 1881

Edition: First

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Original brown-red cloth binding, blind stamped on front cover and titled gilt on spine. 251pp + 4 pages publisher's catalogue at rear. Fold out colour map opposite title page, 10 wood engraved plates - some double page. This copy in very good condition with only the netting visible at the front and rear. (see picture) Bookplate of previous owner in front.

Ostrich Farming in South Africa, Being an Account of Its Origin and Rise; How to set about it, The Profits to be derived; How to manage the Birds; The Capital required; The Diseases and Difficulties to be met with, &c. &c.

The author was the inventor and Patentee of the "Eclipse" and other ostrich incubators. He was a well-known South African politician and a member of Sir Gordon Sprigg's cabinet of 1902. He was probably the first man in Africa to occupy himself with ostrich breeding as his sole business. (Mendelssohn volume 1 page 481)

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 130 mm x 185 mm
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