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Fitzpatrick, Percy; G H Wilson (editor)

South African Memories

"Prepared for the press from the manuscript of the author by G H Wilson, with four halftone plates"

Published: Cassell and Company, London, 1932

Edition: First

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  • Ownership and year (1932) on half-title verso 

Tan dustjacket with red lettering to the front and spine and details of other Cassell books on South Africa on the back

Blue cloth-boards, gilt to spine, plain endpapers, 319 pp of illustrated text, and index

  • For an 88-year-old book, the boards and binding remain near fine and the contents are very good - complete, otherwise unmarked and undiscoloured

Following a biographical introduction, the 19 chapters include:

  • Rhodes and Beit
  • Kimberley Memories
  • Early Days on the Goldfields
  • Rhodes and the Goldfields
  • The Premier Mine
  • A Meeting with Mr Balfour
  • "The Transvaal from Within"
  • General de la Rey - A Great South Africa
  • Jock of the Bushveld - And Those Who Knew Him
  • Recollections of Rhodes
  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 240 x 170 x 40; 0.8 kg
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft, or, for overseas buyers, PayPal
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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