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Auction #115 begins on 30 May 2024

Alexander Wilmot

THE STORY OF THE EXPANSION OF SOUTH AFRICA (1894)

Published: T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1894

Edition: First Edition

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Publisher's olive green cloth binding with gilt titles and gilt embossed outline of the African continent on front panel.

xxvii + 290pp. Colour map of South Africa opposite title page. Book is in near fine condition with clean pages and no inscriptions. 

'It is contended that "it is a mistake to look upon South African history as full of the details of colonial life which are only interesting to colonists. The contrary is the case...The history of South Africa is full of adventure and romance. Something new of great interest has been constantly discovered, until this portion of the world stands before us as a land of diamonds and of gold, where the oldest auriferous workings of the world have become the newest "diggings." The volume deals with the gradual growth of South African Colonisation from the days of the discovery of the continent by the Portuguese to the period of the Matabele War and the death of Lobengula, and incidentally, the history of the whole of the sub-continent is sketched together with interesting notes upon the natives, and their customs, manners, and characteristics.' - Mendelssohn vol. II, page 620 - 621.

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
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