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Seven years in South Africa:

Travels, researches, and hunting adventures, between the Diamond Fields and the Zambesi, 1872-79.

Stock Code 112512

London, Sampson Low, 1881

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Holub, an Austrian, arrived in South Africa in 1872 to seek his fortunes in the diamond fields. Holub gives accounts of pipe mining and their are illustrations of mine workings in Kimberley. On his first excursion into the interior, he travelled to the Transvaaal, taking note of the countryside and tribes. In November 1873, he started his second expedition through Bechuanaland towards the Zambesi. His third expedition in 1875 carried him to the rivers Chobe and Zambesi. One tangible result of his expeditions was the vast number of ethnographic and natural history objects which he brought back to Europe and distributed amongst various museums.

First English edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xii, 426; xii, 479pp., frontispiece, 58 plates, folding map (closed tears), numerous illustrations in text, original brown pictorial cloth gilt, light wear, some discolouration to lower board vol ii, a very good copy.

Czech p79; Mendelssohn I, 73-74; Sinkankas 3011.
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Seven years in South Africa:

HOLUB, Dr. Emil

Stock code: 112512

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