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 #70057

First Edition, with an American title-page to the English sheets, still incorporating the English ads. With map and several illustrations. 8vo, With a large folding map and several illustrations throughout. [4 ads], xx, 140, [3 ads], pp. A very good copy, probably unused, the text-block clean and fresh, the map never unfolded though separated from the fold-in, the cloth very lightly aged, extremities well preserved with a bit of age evidence, the spine panel a touch mellowed.

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Price: $250.00