Colonial Library: 436 pages, original green cloth with light water stains on front and back covers and with a split in the cloth at the top of the spine, foxing on preliminary and end pages, book plate on front paste-down endpaper, contents good.
Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography, Volume 1, page 351: 'The author remarks that he "will attempt to describe men and things" as he had known and seen them "for the last thirty-five years", and those who lived amongst the scenes he depicts can testify to the general accuracy of the vivid pictures he has drawn of the early days of the Diamond Fields. Many of the character sketches are written in an extremely caustic manner, and many of the African magnates are handled in a somewhat rougher manner than is generally accorded to these favourites of fortune'.
- Overall Condition: A Good Copy
- Size: 8vo (200 x 135 mm)