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29 Aug 2019 16:30 GMT

Cuninghame Wilson-Moore & W. H. Carrington Wilmer

The Minerals of Southern Africa (very early Johannesburg printing 1893)

Published: Argus Printing and Publishing Company, Limited, Johannesburg, 1893

Edition: First Edition

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Publisher's red cloth binding with black titles.

The hinges on the front and rear endpapers are cracked. This copy retains the extremely rare original Argus Booksellers' book label for their Johannesburg outlet at the bottom of the front pastedown. Published by the Witwatersrand Chamber of Mines. viii + 119pp.

From Mendelssohn, Vol.II, page 626: 'The introduction contains a short description of minerals, and the six systems of crystallography with an account of each, with diagrams. The work traces the development of the mineral resources of Southern Africa, and includes a large amount of information for scientific and practical purposes.'

A very early example of Johannesburg printing.

  • Binding Condition: Fair
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo.
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
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