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SOUTH AFRICA
1878 - In Two Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1878. Bound in three-quarter brown morocco. First Edition. In 1877 Trollope set off on this his last and by all accounts his least-enjoyable foreign tour, just as Britain was annexing the Transvaal (which would lead to the First Boer War in a few years). As with NORTH AMERICA and with AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, he arranged ahead of time for a book of his observations to be published (soon after he returned -- as he wrote while he traveled). Chapman & Hall had arranged for him to use a cumbersome mechanical device called a "multiplying writer" while on trek (so as to produce more than one copy simultaneously), but Trollope jettisoned it early in his travels, as his baggage was everywhere charged by weight.~This is one of Trollope's scarcest books. This copy is bound by Riviere (with half-titles but without the ad catalogue that would sometimes appear in Vol II, and with the original scarlet cloth bindings bound in at the rear) -- in three-quarter brown morocco with gilt-paneled spines and two-color marbled endpapers. The color two-page map of the Kimberley Mines is present in Vol II; there is not a map at the beginning of Vol I. Condition is fine. Sadleir (Trollope) 48. With the armorial bookplates of the noted Norfolk antiquarian Harry Lawrence Bradfer-Lawrence (1887-1965). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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