THROUGH SOUTH AFRICA

(New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898).

VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION. “This little volume consists of the letters I wrote from Bulawayo, Johannesburg and Pretoria for the journal South Africa , which is exclusively devoted to matters relating to the region whence it derives its title. Each letter contains the researchers of a week. As the public had already a sufficiency of books dealing with the history, geography, politics, raids and revolts, I confided myself to such impressions as one, who since 1867 had been closely connected with equatorial northern and western Africa, might derive from a first view of the interior of South Africa” From the author’s preface. This is the first edition in book form of the Letters to “South Africa” Newspaper Revised with a New Introductory Chapter. Item #26289

First Edition, with an American title-page to the English sheets, still incorporating the English ads. With map and several illustrations. 8vo, publisher’s original yellow cloth lettered in black on both covers and the spine, and with a pictorial illustration in black on the back cover. [4 ads], xx, 140, [3 ads], pp. A fine copy, probably unused, the textblock clean and fresh, the map never unfolded, the cloth very lightly aged, extremities in fine condition.

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Price: $395.00