Publisher's red cloth binding. 554pp. Many illustrations.
This copy belonged to Frikkie Botha, South African diplomat and former South African Ambassador to the U.S.A. in the early 1970's. He was a well known collector of Africana. His bookplate is on the front pastedown. There is also a gift inscription to him on the front endpaper.
"War in South Africa and the Dark Continent. From Savagery to Civilisation. The Strange Story of a Weird World from the Earliest Ages to the Present, including War with the Boers. Embracing the Explorations and Settlements, Wars and Conquests, Peoples and Governments, Resources and Produces, of this least known, yet by Nature endowed as the Richest and most Wonderful of Continents, and a detailed History of the Causes and Events of the British-Boer War. By William Harding, the noted Writer, African Traveller...Superbly illustrated, with half-tone engravings made from photographs taken expressly for this book. Sold by Subscription only..."
'One of the numerous compilations published in the United States respecting South Africa at the time of the South African War; the narrative is brought down to September 1901.' - Mendelssohn Vol.I, page 683.
- Binding Condition: Very Good
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: 4to.
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