Vescelius-Sheldon, Louise

Yankee Girls in Zulu Land

Published: Worthington Co, 147 Broadway-New York, 1888

Edition: First Edition

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The title of the book is a misnomer, for after constant travelling in South Africa for nearly five years, the Vescelius (or Vesalius) girls (as they were popularly called) did not get nearer to Zululand than Durban.The three sisters took part in a series of entertainments in Kimberley and other parts of Africa, being generally assisted by local amateurs, and their experiences are brightly and intelligently described. There is a very good account of Kimberley 1880-1 and the sketches illustrating this volume are excellent.

Source: Mendelssohn Volume 2. Pages 564-5.

Original mid-brown boards with gilt lettering to front board featuring three Zulu warriors with weapons. Gilt lettering to spine with kraal decoration. Top edge gilded. Illustrated by G.E. Greaves, After Sketches from Life by E.J.Austen.

287 pages with numerous illustrations to text. High quality art paper has been used and the book and contents are fine.

  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 19.5 X 14cm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 01743 361772
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal-Cheques-Direct Transfer to UK Bank.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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