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SA Auction #93 begins on 19 Aug 2021

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Varian (H.F.)


Published: George Ronald, Wheatley, Oxford, 1953

Edition: First

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xv plus 272pp. Cloth hardcover with gilt title to spine and DW. Maps printed to EPs. Several B/W photo illustrations.

Light fading to cloth spine-ends. Some paper loss to DW spine-ends which have subsequently been reinforced with paper backing and the DW has been wrapped in protective cellophane.

 Coming to Africa in 1898, Varian was involved throughout his lifetime with the pioneer railroads and under the influence of Cecil Rhodes. He eventually was chief engineer for the Benguela Railroad. During this time, he made several exploratory surveys. Big game and hunting was a constant interest and two unique animals were named after him - the royal or giant sable of Angola with the longest horns and the Angolan dik-dik with the shortest horns. 

Here then is a very good first edition of one of the highly collectible and becoming increasingly scarce Rhodesian titles earmarked by the Rhodesiana Reprint Library to be facsimile reprinted. 'Some African Milestones' became Volume 31 of the resulting popular Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series 

  • Jacket Condition: Very good
  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 222mm x 147mm x 35mm
  • Sold By: Booktown Africana
  • Contact Person: Chris Shelton
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0679155808
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