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SA Auction #96 begins on 20 Jan 2022

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Clark (Percy M.)

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN OLD DRIFTER. (Scarce Rhodesiana - Inscribed by author)

Published: George G. Harrap & Co., London, Bombay and Sydney., 1936

Edition: First Edition

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Original blind-embossed cloth hardcover with gilt title to spine. 31 B/W Plates, all present as called for. Fountain-pen inscription by author to frontispiece.

Spine ends slightly worn, corners slightly bumped. Random scattered foxing throughout. Otherwise very good.

Percy Clark was a professional photographer from Cambridge who, "After an apprenticeship with several leading firms, including a Court photographer in Kensington, he came to Bulawayo to open a photographic department for a local chemist." An interesting account of the almost suburban version of the Wild West that was Southern Rhodesia before the First World War, with some of Clark's photographs. Chapters include: Early years in Cambridge; Growing up; I find my occupation; Southward ho!; Rough doings; Contacts with Cecil Rhodes; On trek; Off again; First safari; Up the Zambezi; Up-river and down again; Divers troubles; The Old Drift; The Gorge of the Falls; The railway comes; Home for a wife; My wife and I; Ups and downs; We carry on.This is one of the scarce 1st Editions on Rhodesia that was selected for reprinting by Books of Rhodesia Publishers in 1972.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 225mm x 150mm x 35mm.
  • Sold By: Booktown Africana
  • Contact Person: Chris Shelton
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0679155808
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Internet banking transfer (EFT), PAYPAL. Regret no Credit Card facility.
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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