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Anna (Dunphy) de Bremont, Comtesse

The Ragged Edge: Tales of the African Gold Fields (1895)

Published: Downey & Co, London, 1895

Edition: First Edition (not stated)

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Anna de Bremont was an American singer, novelist, poet and journalist who spent much of her life in England and a period in South Africa. Other South African-related titles by her include: Love Poems (Cape Town, 1889), The Gentleman Digger: a Study of Johannesburg Life (London, 1891) and A Son in Africa. A Romance (London, 1899). In London in 1888 she was initiated into the Order of the Golden Dawn, alongside Oscar Wilde's wife Constance. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (or, more commonly, the Golden Dawn) was an organization devoted to the study and practice of the occult, metaphysics, and paranormal activities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. - wikipedia. Hard cover, original red cloth with gilt on spine and front cover. pp. 283 + 7. Rear hinges cracked but intact, spine buckled, soiling on first end papers, otherwise clean.

"Sketches of Life among the miners, natives and other inhabitants of Johannesburg and the Transvaal goldfields. The tales indicate that the author possessed considerable knowledge of life amongst certain classes of society in the Witwatersrand, and here and there some interesting features of the 'Golden City,' and the adjacent country, will be found in these stories." - Mendelssohn's South African Bibliography, 1910, pp. 425.

  • Binding Condition: Fair-Good
  • Overall Condition: Fair-Good
  • Size: 14x18.5cm
  • Sold By: Richmond Books and Prints
  • Contact Person: John Donaldson
  • Country: South Africa
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