The Great Thirst Land

The Great Thirst Land

The Great Thirst Land

Gillmore, Parker. The Great Thirst Land: A Ride through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal and Kalahari Desert. With a Frontispiece. Cassell, Petter & Galpin. London, Paris & New York. (1878). Hardcover. Illustrated with numerous adventurous drawings, including frontis, which shows native thrown high in the air by a charging rhino. Good, with gilt and black lettering, florets and designs on light brown cloth covers. Covers sturdy, worn at spine ends and top corner of front cover. Frontis present Text and interior are very good. Contemporary quite fascinating newspaper clippings, some about the Zulu War, are attached to front and back end papers and paste-downs. Top margins of title and several other front pages stained. A great look into the Boers, early diamond mines, flora and fauns, by a great traveller and hunter. $165.00

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