Rare 1887 Anderson FORTY YEARS IN A WAGON IN AFRICA
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This listing is for the very rare book, Twenty-five Years In A Wagon, in the 1887 first edition hardback. It is Andrew Anderson's narrative and descrption of his pioneer life as a trader in the gold regions of South Africa. This is an Africa that not many white men traveled in , and Anderson describes his experiences in excellent and fast moving prose.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IN A WAGON IN THE GOLD REGIONS OF AFRICA by Andrew A. Anderson, with illustrations by the author, Chapman & Hall, London:1887, first edition, 2 volumes 8vo, 8 1/2 inch spines,Vol. I. XI, 307pp., 8 full page illustrations in black and white; Vol. II. vii, 253pp. & 40 pp.ads at rear, six illustrations.
BINDING: blue cloth with gilt lettering on spines, brown endpapers. __________ CONDITION:Very Good Binding and text block solid and tight, text & illustrations clean and bright, some wear at head and tail of spines, corners bumped with tip loss of cloth. From the library of the Africana scholar Edward Tabler with his Bookplate stating "The Africana collection of Edward C. Tabler". Tabler wrote and edited several books on Africa and collected important books on continent. ___________ COMMENTS: An important book on Africa which describes the terrain, people, social life and business of southern Africa in the 19th century.