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Rhodesiana Reprint Library - Silver Series - 24 Volumes (complete set)
Books of Rhodesia Publishing Co (Pvt) Ltd, Bulawayo, 1975. Reprints. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. 24 volumes: complete set of this series of facsimile reprints of Rhodesian classics. The books have been lovingly owned and are in healthy, gratifying condition. The dustjackets of all volumes have clear cellophane protective covers. Vol 1: "Three Years With Lobengula and Experiences in South Africa" by J Cooper-Chadwick; ISBN: 0869201190; pub: 1975. Reprint of 1894 edition. A lovely copy. The dustjacket is bright and eager. The illustrated boards are thrillingly attractive and sound. The contents are in near impeccable condition: very clean and clear, tidy, confident - as if new throughout. Vol. 2: "The '96 Rebellions - originally published as 'The British South Africa Company Reports on the Native Disturbances in Rhodesia, 1896-97' compiled by Earl Grey and Hugh Marshall Hole; ISBN: 0869201220; pub: 1975. Reprint of 1898 reports. The dustjacket has some shelving and user wear to the edges and seams. It is otherwise hale and sound. The boards are handsome and smart with only light corner-knocks and shelving wear. Vol 3: "Rhodesia of To-day - A Description of the Present Condition and the Propects of Mashonaland and Matabeleland" by E F Knight; ISBN: 0869201239; pub: 1975. Reprint of 1895 edition. An amiable dustjacket with some light storage and shelving wear to the edges and seams. It is otherwise secure and sure. The boards are healthy and sound. The reverse-frontispage has previous owner inscription. The contents are in lovely condition - as with Vol. 1. Vol. 4: "Scouting on Two Continents" by jF R Burnham; ISBN:0869201263; pub: 1975. Reprint of 1927 edition. A pleasingly turned out copy. The dustjacket is healthy and smart. The boards are attractively hale and steady. The frontis and end papers have scotch-tape residue marks. Otherwise, the contents are orderly, very smart and neat - as with Vol.1. Volume 5: "Next Year Will Be Better and the verse of 'T'" by Hylda Richards ("...[reprint] of the 1952 edition, with the omission of the original illustrations and the addition of a new Foreword, a revised Epilogue, reprinted from the 1966 edition, a slection of the verse of 'T', originally published between 1931 and 1949, and new illustrations"). Pub: 1975. The placid dustjacket has wear and scuffing and light handling marks. The boards have shelving and user wear to the edges and seams. They are sound and steady. The frontispage has a previous owner signature. Otherwise the contents are comfortable, amiable, clean, clear, certain, smart. Vol 6: "Many Treks Made Rhodesia" by S P Olivier; ISBN: 0869201311; pub: 1975; reprint of 1957 edition. The dustjacket is most pleasing. The boards are attractive and very neat. The contents are most gratifyingly fresh - as with Vol. 1. Vol. 7: "Notes on South African Hunting and Notes on a Ride to the Victoria Falls of the Zambesi" by Alfred J Bethell; ISBN: 0869201328; pub 1975; reprint of 1887 edition. The dustjacket is evocative, serene, neat. The boards are clubbable, very smart. The contents are in excellent condition. They are as new - as with Vol. 1. Vol 8: "Old Rhodesian Days" by Hugh Marshall Pole; ISBN: 0869201344; Pub. 1976; reprint of 1928 edition. The dustjacket has wear, creasing, scuffing. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are placid with some light shelving wear to the edges. The frontispage has a previous owner signature. The contents are most pleasing. They are tight, fresh, clean, clear - as with Vol. 1. Vol 9: "Raiders and Rebels in South Africa" by Elsa Goodwin Green; ISBN: 0869201360; pub: 1976; reprint of 1898 edition. The dustjacket is healthy and tidy with some very light shelving wear to the edges. The boards are elegant and neat and steady. The first free page has a previous owner signature. The pages are most satisfying: they are clean, clear, confident, generous - as of Vol. 1. Vol 10: "The War History of Southern Rhodesia 1939-45: Vol 1" by J F MacDonald; ISBN: 0869201387; pub: 1976; reprint of 1947 edition. A comfortable copy. The dustjacket has wear, tear, scuffing. It is assured and benign. The blue boards are most pleasing. They have light shelving wear to the edges but are otherwise smart and healthy and sound. The contents are contented, hale, smart, clean and clear - as of and with Vol. 1. Vol. 11: "The War History of Southern Rhodesia 1939-45: Vol. 2" by J F MacDonald; ISBN: 0869201409; pub: 1976; reprint of 1950 edition. The dramatic dustjacket has light shelving wear to the edges. It is comfortable and secure. The blue boards are serene and sure. They have light shelving wear. The contents are most satisfying. They are contented, clean, clear, confident, certain - as of and with Vol. 1. Vol 12: "One Man's Vision - The Story of Rhodesia" by W D Gale; ISBN: 0869201425; pub: 1976; reprint of 1935 edition. The rather authoritarian dustjacket is tidy, healthy with only light shelving wear to the edges. The boards are smart, benign, steady. The contents are most certain, clean, clear, benevolent - as with Vol. 1. Vol. 13: "Matabele Thompson - An Autobiography" Edited by his daughter, Nancy Rouillard; ISBN: 0869201441; pub: 1977; reprint of 1936 edition. A placid dustjacket with some mild wear about the edges, but is also secure and comfortable. The boards are agreeably healthy and sure and sound. The contents are as with Volume 1: they are clean, clear, confident, assured - as if almost new throughout. Vol. 14: "Cecil Rhodes - The Man and His Dream" by Herbert Baker and W T Stead" ("A newly arranged and newly titled, two part work comprising ... the 1934 edition of 'Cecil Rhodes' by Architect, Herbert Baker; and the 1902 edition of 'The Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes', with additional chapters by W T Stead; ISBN: 0869201468; pub: 1977. The dustjacket is contentedly tidy. It has very mild shelving wear to the edges with some sparse rubbing and scuffing. The boards are healthy and hale even cocky. The contents are pleasingly clean, clear, confident, comfortable, companionable. Vol. 15: "Rhodesia Past and Present" by S J Du Toit; ISBN: 0869201530; pub: 1977; reprint of 1897 edition. The genial dustjacket is tidy and neat. The boards have some very weak user wear to the seams. They are otherwise sound and steady. The frontis and end papers have scotch-tape residue marks. The contents are clean, clear, contented, convivial. Vol 16: "The Eldorado of the Ancients" by Dr Carl Peters; ISBN: 0869201581; pub 1977; reprint of 1902 edition. A comfortable copy. The dustjacket has some very mild shelving wear to the edges, some light scuffing. The boards are serene with weak user wear to the spine seams. The boards are sound and steady. The frontis and end papers have scotch-tape residue marks. The early pages have very, very light aging smears. The contents have evidence of careful, contented use throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are convivial, clean, clear, certain, gratifying. Vol. 17: "Pioneers of Mashonaland" by Adrian Darter; ISBN: 0869201611; pub: 1977; reprint of 1914 edition. A happy copy. The dustjacket is comfortable, calm, neat. The boards are most agreeable and attractive. The frontis and end papers have scotch-tape residue marks. The contents are agreeably satisfying. They are clean, clear, confident - as with Vol. 1. Vol. 18: "Zambesia - England's El Dorado in Africa" by E P Mathers; ISBN: 0869201638; pub: 1977; reprint of 1891 edition. A most comfortable and satisfying copy. The dustjacket has mild shelving and user wear about the edges, some scuffing. It is otherwise comfortable and sure. The boards are wonderfully attractive: Gilt stamped titling and borders, black-inked stamped decoration - perfectly thrilling! The contents are with Vol. 1: clean, clear, generous, neat - as if new throughout! Vol. 19: "Fact and Fiction" by F W T Posselt; ISBN: 0869201654; pub: 1978; reprint of 1935 edition. A most decent copy. The dustjacket has some rubbing about the edges, some mild shelving wear. The boards are placid, pleasing, sound. The contents are pleasurably hale. They are, as with Vol. 1, clean, clear, confident, generous - as new throughout. Vol. 20: "The Passing of the Black Kings" by Hugh Marshall Hole, CMG; ISBN: 0869201670; pub: 1978; reprint of 1932 edition. A very pleasing copy. The dustjacket is smart, neat with only some very light shelving wear to the edges and corners. The simple boards are handsome, clubbable. The frontis pages has a previous owner signature. The contents are very pleasing. They are clean, clear, certain, benevolent - as with Vol. 1. Vol.21: "Rolin's Rhodesia" (originally: "Les Lois et l'Administration de la Rhodésie") by Henri Rollin, translated by Deborah Kirkwood; ISBN: 0869201700; pub: 1978; reprint of 1913 edition. An excellent copy. The dustjacket is smart, sure. The boards are elegant and sure. The contents are in most gratifying condition. As with Volume 1 they are fresh, clean, clear, confident - as if new throughout! Vol. 22: "A Right To Be Proud - The Struggle for Self-Government and the Roots of White Nationalism in Rhodesia, 1890-1922" by Anthony P Di Perna; ISBN: 086920176X; pub: 1978; reprint of 1973 thesis. A passive copy. The dustjacket has some scuff-marks, some wear about the edges and seams from shelving. It is comfortable and sure. The boards are contented and sound and healthy. The contents have evidence of assured use throughout. They are, even yet, clean, clear, comfortable, certain. Vol. 23: "With Wilson in Matabeleland - or Sport and War in Zambesia" by Captain C H W Donovan; ISBN: 0869201816; pub: 1979; reprint of 1894 edition. A confident copy. The dustjacket is neat, tidy, fresh-faced. The boards are smart and healthy. The contents are pleasurably hale and sound. They clean, clear, certain - as with Vol.1. Vol. 24: "Journey to Gubuluwayo - Letters of Frs H Depelchin and C Croonenberghs, SJ, 1879, 1880, 1881 (originally: "Trois ans dans l'Afrique, Australe, Le Pays des Matabélés, Débuts de la Mission du Zambèse") translated by Moira Lloyd; ISBN: 0869201867; pub: 1979; reprint of 1882 edition. A most pleasing copy. The dustjacket is evocative, neat, comfortable. The boards are handsome and healthy. The contents are near immaculate. The title page does have some light storage wear. Otherwise, the pages are as with Vol. 1: they are clean, clear, confident, generous, proud. A thrillingly pleasurable set at a thrillingly pleasurable price. Irresistable! Please note that due to the combined weight of these books, should the set need be posted outside of South Africa, extra postage charges may be required. fk
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