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Michell, The Honourable Sir Lewis

The Life of the Rt Hon Cecil John Rhodes 1853-1902 (2 vols)

Published: Edward Arnold, London, 1910

Edition: First

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  • The author was a Member of the Executive Council for the Cape Colony

Red cloth-boards, with gilt lettering and rules to the spine, plain endpapers, and, for each volume, 342 pp of text and 20 pp of publisher's announcements; the only illustrations are the sepia frontispieces to each volume:

  • Vol 1. Rhodes seated in formal dress; there is a damp-stain at the spine (see image) but the portrait are is undamaged
  • Vol 2. Tissue-protected vignette of Rhodes's death-mask

The boards of Vol 1 are lightly edge-chipped; those of Vol 2 more so (see images); but both volumes present well and are in very good condition overall - square and tightly bound, no binding cracks, complete, unmarked and undiscoloured except for sunned endpapers and the Vol 1 frontispiece already noted

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 230 x 145 x 70; 1.6 kg
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft (South Africa), SWIFT (rest of world), of or $ checks for US or Australian buyers
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