Zambesia England's El Dorado in Africa


WOODSTOCK: South African History (African History)

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Hardcover. English. King, Sell, & Railton, London. 1891, First. ISBN: n/a. 480pp with 15 pages adverts at rear, 2 fold-out maps in good condition. 

Good condition in slightly knocked grey boards with fading motif of Africa on front with fading gilt titling on spine and upper cover. One small book-seller sticker inside. Slight foxing on endpapers.

Subtitle: Being a Description of Matabeleland and Mashonaland, and the Less-Known Adjacent Territiries, and an Account of the Gold Fields.

Edward Peter Mathers was a correspondent for the Scotsman & Daily News during the Zulu War in 1879. Intrigued by the discovery of gold in South Africa in the 1880s Mathers made several treks through South Africa and Rhodesia, some of which he recounts in this work. He became quite the authority on the Witwatersrand goldfields and was an early exponent of the economic opportunities presented by the south of Africa. Mathers later founded the Natal Advertiser and the weekly newspaper "South Africa," a "Home Colonial" journal for those interested in South African affairs.

Book No: 2501259


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Zambesia England's El Dorado in Africa

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WOODSTOCK: South African History (African History)

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