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SA Auction #94 begins on 30 Sep 2021

US Auction #9 begins on 30 Oct 2021

George Beet

The Grand Old Days of the Diamond Fields - Memories of Past Times with the Diggers of Diamondia [1931]

Published: T. Maskew Miller, Cape Town, [1931]

Edition: First Edition

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Publisher's red cloth binding with titles in black.

192pp. Illustrated. A fine copy, binding tight, pages clean.

Some of the contents include:

"Diamonditis" and the Vaal-Ward Trek,  Arrival at Du Toits Pan,  First Glimpse of the Vaal,  Rival Claimants,  Exodus from the River to the Dry Diggings,  Discovery of the Great Mines,  Early Methods of Winning the Diamond,  Bultfontein Mine "jumped" and Old De Beers Mine Found,  Colesberg Kopje Mine Found,  Colesberg Kopje Mine Rushed,  Marvellously Rich Finds,  The Premier Mine near Pretoria,  Some Remarkable South African Diamonds,  J.B. Robinson,  Cecil John Rhodes,  Alfred Beit etc.

  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 8vo.
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 074 123 5861
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal, EFT, Bank Deposit
  • Trade Associations: A. A. Approved


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