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Bryden, H.A.

Tales Of South Africa (Boer Stories)

Published: Archibald Constable And Co., London, 1896

Edition: 1st

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A collection of \'Trek-Boer\' stories, about the lives of pioneer folk and their exploits in hunting, trading, nature observation, and general life and relations with the natives, written in English but with many Dutch/Afrikaans words and phrases being used, e.g.\'It gave me a very nasty schrijk at the time,\'(p68),\'Hendrina went straight to the water vatje for which she had done this terrible act\',(p146),\'My man and I were each armed with a good double rifle, and had plenty of ammunition, water-bottles, and some b├╝ltong (sun-dried meat), biscuits, coffee, and a kettle\',(p160). Book condition: pictorial boards good though with a heavily worn and discoloured spine, remains of bookseller sticker on lower front, corners bumped, page edges spotted, good end-papers, fore and bottom edges uncut, text very good but with some gatherings loose (cracked). A fairly scarce item giving insights into Boer lifestyles of the period.
  • Jacket Condition: No jacket as issued
  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Sold By: Imagine Books
  • Contact Person: Steven Duckworth
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0833587398
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Preferably EFT's; alternatively PayPal (regret: no credit cards)
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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