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SA Auction #100 begins on 14 Jul 2022

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Cornell (F.C.)


Published: T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1920

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With illustrations and a map.

334 pages, frontispiece portrait of the author, folding map, 37 illustrations, rebound in full leather with red title labels and decorative gilt on spine, marks on the front cover, new endpapers, slight foxing on preliminary pages, gauffered edges, marbled top edge, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, a good copy.

From the preface: The true spirit of the prospector is that he must love his work or he will never succeed in it. I have had men out there who were good enough theoretically to cope with the misadventures they had to encounter, and soon gave up the life for something easier. I have had others to whom the glamour of a life spent in the wilds with the sands for a couch and the stars for a ceiling outweighed all its little disadvantages.

  • Overall Condition: A good copy
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 140 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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