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SA Auction #94 begins on 30 Sep 2021

US Auction #9 begins on 30 Oct 2021

George Beet & Thomas Laurent Terpend

The Romance and Reality of the Vaal Diamond Diggings (1917)

Published: The Diamond Fields Advertiser, Kimberley, 1917

Edition: First Edition

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Hardcover. 118pp + ix (index at rear) and over ninety text illustrations.

Publisher's red cloth binding with black titles and pictorial from board. Book is in fine condition.

Some of the contents include:

MEMORIES OF THE PAST by George Beet:  The Great Discovery, On Trek to the New Eldorado, Early Diggers' Committees and Diamond Valuations, Memories of Cecil Rhodes, etc.

THE DIGGINGS OF TODAY by Thomas Laurent-Terpend: Science of the Diamond, Digging and Washing the Alluvial, Some Historic Alluvial and River-Bed Diamonds, Diamond Values and Diamond Buyers, Sport along the River etc.

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