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Auction #116 begins on 11 Jul 2024

Drayson (Arthur Wilkes)

THE DIAMOND HUNTERS OF SOUTH AFRICA

Published: Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh, London, [1889]

Edition: First Edition

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Illustrated by A.W. Cooper

First edition: 383 pages, frontispiece, numerous black and white drawings, marbled end papers, half brown calf with red title label gilt on the spine and gilt armorial crest of the school on the upper cover – a prize binding, foxing throughout, all edges gilt, prize label on front paste down end paper, both hinges starting to wear, a good copy.

Date of publication from the colophon on page 383

Alfred Wilkes Drayson (1827–1901) was an English army officer, author and astronomer. He was a personal friend of Arthur Conan Doyle.

 

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (180 x130mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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