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Item Description: 2013. Book Condition: New. ***This is the EBook version (.pdf format) of the 1899 edition. Scanned from the original book !!** You will be receiving the text of this book via download. An email will be sent shortly to your email address containing the download instructions. Refund requests for 'Buyer does not want item' after an ebook has been received will not be accepted. Bookseller Inventory # 325119

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Item Description: 2013. Book Condition: New. ***This is the EBook version (.pdf format) of the 1900 edition. Scanned from the orignal book !!** You will be receiving the text of this book via download. An email will be sent shortly to your email address containing the download instructions. Refund requests for 'Buyer does not want item' after an ebook has been received will not be accepted. Bookseller Inventory # 574337

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Theodore Reunert

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Item Description: British Library, Historical Print Editions, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Title: Kimberley South African and International Exhibition. Reunert s Diamond Mines of South Africa.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world s largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.The GEOLOGY collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. The works in this collection contain a number of maps, charts, and tables from the 16th to the 19th centuries documenting geological features of the natural world. Also contained are textbooks and early scientific studies that catalogue and chronicle the human stance toward water and land use. Readers will further enjoy early historical maps of rivers and shorelines demonstrating the artistry of journeymen, cartographers, and illustrators. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library Reunert, Theodore; 1892. 64 p.; 8 . 7109.e.19. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781241528652

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Item Description: 2013. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 550 Lang:- eng, Vol:- 1, Pages 550, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2013 with the help of original edition published long back. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. 1 Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # PB1111001320982

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Item Description: British Library, Historical Print Editions, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Title: Kimberley South African and International Exhibition. Reunert s Diamond Mines of South Africa.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world s largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.The GEOLOGY collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. The works in this collection contain a number of maps, charts, and tables from the 16th to the 19th centuries documenting geological features of the natural world. Also contained are textbooks and early scientific studies that catalogue and chronicle the human stance toward water and land use. Readers will further enjoy early historical maps of rivers and shorelines demonstrating the artistry of journeymen, cartographers, and illustrators. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library Reunert, Theodore; 1892. 64 p.; 8 . 7109.e.19. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781241528652

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Item Description: British Library, Historical Print Editions. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 116 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.2in.Title: Kimberley South African and International Exhibition. Reunerts Diamond Mines of South Africa. Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the worlds largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC. The GEOLOGY collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. The works in this collection contain a number of maps, charts, and tables from the 16th to the 19th centuries documenting geological features of the natural world. Also contained are textbooks and early scientific studies that catalogue and chronicle the human stance toward water and land use. Readers will further enjoy early historical maps of rivers and shorelines demonstrating the artistry of journeymen, cartographers, and illustrators. The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: British Library Reunert, Theodore; 1892. 64 p. ; 8. 7109. e. 19. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781241528652

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Item Description: Rarebooksclub.com, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: .typified the sovereignty transferred to his vicegerent, Perdiccas. Augustus Caesar cherished his seal engraved with a sphinx as a token of his divine authority. In the carving of cameos, precious stones with layers and veins were employed with great skill, bringing out contrasted effects, as where a face is shown in one color and the hair and dress of a figure in different colors. Sometimes certain colors were made typical. Thus Bacchus was carved in amethyst, the color of wine, while Neptune or nymphs of the sea were cut in aquamarine. Such surface polishing and engraving antedated, however, very far any grinding or faceting of the harder gems, and the intractable diamond especially, for uses of ornament. Pliny writes, The polished hexahedral Indian diamond thins to a point. As the crystallization of the diamond is much more 1 A Popular Treatise on Gems, Feuchtwanger, 1867. De duodecim Gemmis in Veste Aironis, Epiphanius, 1565. Gemmarum ct Lapidum Historia, Boetius, 1647. Theophrastus-- History of Stones and Modem History of Gems, Sir john Hill, 1746. Precious Stones and Gems, Streeter. A Popular Treatise on Gems, Feuchrwanger, 1867. 1 A Popular Treatise on Gems, Feuchtwanger, 1867. Naturalis Historia, Caius Plinius Secundus, 23 11.0.-79 /1.0. commonly octahedral and dodecahedral than cubical, the adamas of Pliny may have been the white sapphire crystal, a hexagonal prism. Long before the days of Sindbad the sailor, when the true diamond was unquestionably known and prized, and when the lucky adventurer filled his pockets with the choicest crystals, copper had been. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781236916396

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Item Description: RareBooksClub. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 82 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.2in.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 Excerpt: . . . the diamonds of India; for the surface of these crystals is covered with a grayish white film or incrustation, veiling their refulgence so completely that the rough stones are scarcely more ornamental than common quartz pebbles. It was in view of this obscuring that the apostle of deportment, the Earl of Chesterfield, wrote to his son: Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way through the world. Like a great rough diamond, it may do very well in a closet by way of curiosity and also for its intrinsic value. l A contemporary of this high authority, Dr. Samuel Johnson, was able to controvert this dictum by demonstrating that knowledge can rise from obscurity without any adornment of manners, but polish is indispensable to the revelation of the latent beauties of the rough diamond. Indian tradition runs back romantically five thousand years to the first gleam of the Koh-i-nur or Mountain of Light in the serpench of a chief who fell in the great battle described 1 Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield, July 1, 1748. in the epic poem Mahabharata; but nothing more solid than tradition sustains this tale. If it were true, it would demonstrate incontestably a very ancient proficiency in the art of grinding and polishing a rough Indian diamond, as the figure of the Koh-i-nur on page i shows, illustrating the appearance of this famous gem before it was recut by modern lapidary art to Examination of the Diamonds before and after Cutting. hold the foremost place in the jewels of the British crown. 2 The Italian, Augusto Costellani, is the mouthpiece of another tradition, little firmer than a floating pipe-bubble, that a certain King Carna of India, who lived some three thousand years before the Christian era, possessed a diamond . . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781236290892

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Item Description: RareBooksClub. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 90 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.2in.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: . . . --for the dearth of these and the excess of meat caused a mild form of scurvy to appear in the camp. Fuel for cooking was readily cut from the trees along the river bank or from the thickets in the ravines. 4 When the choice locations on the Klip-drift bank were taken, the influx, continuously moving to the new Diamond Fields from the coast, spread up and down the river, and little camps sprang 1 The Diamond News, Klip-drift, Nov. 4, 1871. 3 Ibid. The Diamond Diggings of South Africa, Payton, 1872. 4 Ibid. up at Gong Gong, Union Kopje, Delports Hope, Forlorn Hope, Niekerks Rush, Blue Jacket, Waldeks Plant, Larkins Flat, and other placer diggings, extending from Hebron twenty miles northeast of Klip-drift to Sefonells, sixty miles west. 1 It has been estimated that ten thousand diggers, white and black, were stretched along the river in this string of camps, and in roving parties of prospectors. 2 Any possible reckoning of the extent of a rush of thousands, which nobody could measure exactly or tried to measure, was of course a rough guess, but it seems probable that this guess was not very far from the fact. Such an influx of restless adventurers, pouring along a river line in a m thinly peopled territory in the heart of South Africa, as heedless as a locust swarm of any questions of state sovereignty, or native tribal reservations, or mineral right titles, was certain to raise a rumpus, if any official authority in South Africa undertook to drive them away, or exact heavy license fees, or even to hold them down under strict laws The Largest River Diamond ever found. 1 r J T-i A in sou. h Africa. Weight, 33oj Car-rigorously enforced. The Austraats; value, 3, 500; Full size. i;an go1d fie!ds had furnished some highly significant object less. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781231152324

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Item Description: RareBooksClub. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 78 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.2in.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: . . . typified the sovereignty transferred to his vicegerent, Perdiccas. Augustus Caesar cherished his seal engraved with a sphinx as a token of his divine authority. In the carving of cameos, precious stones with layers and veins were employed with great skill, bringing out contrasted effects, as where a face is shown in one color and the hair and dress of a figure in different colors. Sometimes certain colors were made typical. Thus Bacchus was carved in amethyst, the color of wine, while Neptune or nymphs of the sea were cut in aquamarine. Such surface polishing and engraving antedated, however, very far any grinding or faceting of the harder gems, and the intractable diamond especially, for uses of ornament. Pliny writes, The polished hexahedral Indian diamond thins to a point. As the crystallization of the diamond is much more 1 A Popular Treatise on Gems, Feuchtwanger, 1867. De duodecim Gemmis in Veste Aironis, Epiphanius, 1565. Gemmarum ct Lapidum Historia, Boetius, 1647. Theophrastus-- History of Stones and Modem History of Gems, Sir john Hill, 1746. Precious Stones and Gems, Streeter. A Popular Treatise on Gems, Feuchrwanger, 1867. 1 A Popular Treatise on Gems, Feuchtwanger, 1867. Naturalis Historia, Caius Plinius Secundus, 23 11. 0. -79 1. 0. commonly octahedral and dodecahedral than cubical, the adamas of Pliny may have been the white sapphire crystal, a hexagonal prism. Long before the days of Sindbad the sailor, when the true diamond was unquestionably known and prized, and when the lucky adventurer filled his pockets with the choicest crystals, copper had been. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781236916396

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Item Description: Rarebooksclub.com, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: .typified the sovereignty transferred to his vicegerent, Perdiccas. Augustus Caesar cherished his seal engraved with a sphinx as a token of his divine authority. In the carving of cameos, precious stones with layers and veins were employed with great skill, bringing out contrasted effects, as where a face is shown in one color and the hair and dress of a figure in different colors. Sometimes certain colors were made typical. Thus Bacchus was carved in amethyst, the color of wine, while Neptune or nymphs of the sea were cut in aquamarine. Such surface polishing and engraving antedated, however, very far any grinding or faceting of the harder gems, and the intractable diamond especially, for uses of ornament. Pliny writes, The polished hexahedral Indian diamond thins to a point. As the crystallization of the diamond is much more 1 A Popular Treatise on Gems, Feuchtwanger, 1867. De duodecim Gemmis in Veste Aironis, Epiphanius, 1565. Gemmarum ct Lapidum Historia, Boetius, 1647. Theophrastus-- History of Stones and Modem History of Gems, Sir john Hill, 1746. Precious Stones and Gems, Streeter. A Popular Treatise on Gems, Feuchrwanger, 1867. 1 A Popular Treatise on Gems, Feuchtwanger, 1867. Naturalis Historia, Caius Plinius Secundus, 23 11.0.-79 /1.0. commonly octahedral and dodecahedral than cubical, the adamas of Pliny may have been the white sapphire crystal, a hexagonal prism. Long before the days of Sindbad the sailor, when the true diamond was unquestionably known and prized, and when the lucky adventurer filled his pockets with the choicest crystals, copper had been. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781236916396

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Reunert, Theodore

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Item Description: BRITISH LIB HISTORICAL PRINT E 01/06/2015, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781241528652

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Item Description: RareBooksClub. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Dimensions: 9.8in. x 7.5in. x 0.4in. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781159451370

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Item Description: ReInk Books, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprinted from 1900 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. Each page is checked manually before printing. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in b/w. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only one volume. This paperback book is SEWN perfect bound, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper.(Original publisher, St. John, N.B., R.A.H. Morrow) 841 pages Special Offer: This seller is offering an exclusive discount of 15% on all prices for AbeBooks customers. Original Price: 38.81 EUR. Bookseller Inventory # 452093190

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Item Description: ReInk Books, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprinted from 1899 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. Each page is checked manually before printing. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in b/w. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only one volume. This paperback book is SEWN perfect bound, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper.(Original publisher, London, Ont., McDermid & Logan) 849 pages Special Offer: This seller is offering an exclusive discount of 15% on all prices for AbeBooks customers. Original Price: 39.07 EUR. Bookseller Inventory # 452094281

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Item Description: 2013. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 810 Lang:- English, Pages 810, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2013 with the help of original edition published long back[1902]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: English. Bookseller Inventory # PB1111002531426

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Item Description: J.C. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, 1881. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good. New Series Vol. 1 No. 3. What an interesting issue this is -- two stories caught my eye immediately. The first is the lead, a 15 page article about the diamond mines of South Africa replete with seven illustrations. The second thing is a seemingly small piece entitled My China Boys which was written by Fanny Stevenson, wife of Robert Louis Stevenson. In it she discusses her endeavors to hire Chinese household help. Do check out the ad on the left hand side of the second picture. You'll KNOW which one! :-) Magazine is tightly bound with clean pages and relatively little wear to paper cover. Minor soiling, a small tear to bottom of spine, and a tiny area of spine reglued. Bookseller Inventory # 25663AD

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Item Description: Scholar s Choice, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781296029173

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Item Description: 2013. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 836 Lang:- eng, Pages 836, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2013 with the help of original edition published long back[1902]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # PB1111001332406

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Item Description: 2013. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 837 Lang:- English, Pages 837, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2013 with the help of original edition published long back[1902]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: English. Bookseller Inventory # PB1111000205376

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Item Description: 2013. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 844 Lang:- eng, Pages 844, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2013 with the help of original edition published long back[1902]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # PB1111001416833

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Item Description: BiblioLife, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. ***** Print on Demand *****. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781296029173

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ISBN 10: 1231247533 ISBN 13: 9781231247532

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Item Description: Rarebooksclub.com, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: .it had another face. It was a flaunt of determination to cut off every shred of political connection with the South African Republic, and hold possession of a slice of rich mining land with a Colony which, at some future time, if not immediately, Great Britain might be disposed to welcome and incorporate with her imperial cluster on the coast. If this hope was not openly avowed at first, it undoubtedly existed in the minds of many of the diggers, and no time was lost in communicating the situation to her Majestys High Commissioner at the Cape, Lieutenant General Hay. It is, however, unlikely that there was any confident expectation of the endurance of the new Republic founded on a gravel bank whose precious contents were fast fleeting, but the organization was set up as a handy resort, on the spur of the moment, to make an imposing show of resistance to the authority of the South African Republic, and with the idea of shunning the penalty of forcibly contesting the execution of the monopoly grant within a recognized district of its domain. Whatever legal unsoundness there may have been in the construction of the Klip-drift Republic, and in the notions of its framers, the shaky ship of state served its main purpose. The administration of the Transvaal Republic realized their grave blunder too late, and being humane and peace-loving men, refrained from any attempt to maintain their grant or their contested authority by force of arms. But they complained earnestly to the British Colonial authorities of the intrusion and illegal occupation and insubordination of the squatting adventurers on the Vaal. Meanwhile the diamond diggers did not concern themselves with the remote vexation of the Boer President and Council, but kept on ransacking the gravel. Early in th. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781231247532

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Item Description: Rarebooksclub.com, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: .rigorously enforced. The Austra Si v 3 5 F 5 lian gold fields had furnished some highly significant object lessons enforcing this certainty, but the little Boer Republics were not disposed to learn any lesson from the experience of English Colonies. The South African Republic claimed the diamond placer border north and west of the Vaal as part of its territory, but it was content, at first, with the bare assumption that the diggers on the northern and western bank were within the confines of its domain, without caring to assert its right of control by any marked interference with the free proceedings of the diggers. It did not regard the upturning of gravel on its border line as any menace of serious intrusion within its territory, and the Among the Diamonds, 1870-1871. 2 South African Diamond Fields, Morton, 1877. neighboring Boer farmers were generally well pleased with the opening of ready markets for their produce. Representatives of the Republic were recognized as oflicers of the law at Hebron, but there was little attempt to impress any recognition of its authority on the camps farther down the Vaal. So the miners at Klip-drift went on digging and scraping the gravel, under their own simple regulations, month after month, until their busy camp burst suddenly into an uproar, when the news came in that President Pretorius and the Executive Council of the Transvaal Republic had granted to a firm of three privileged persons the exclusive right to search for diamonds in the territory of the Republic for a term of twenty years from June 22, 1870, subject to a royalty of six per cent upon the value of all diamonds discovered. There were some old Au. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781236456724

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Item Description: RareBooksClub. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 90 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.2in.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: . . . it had another face. It was a flaunt of determination to cut off every shred of political connection with the South African Republic, and hold possession of a slice of rich mining land with a Colony which, at some future time, if not immediately, Great Britain might be disposed to welcome and incorporate with her imperial cluster on the coast. If this hope was not openly avowed at first, it undoubtedly existed in the minds of many of the diggers, and no time was lost in communicating the situation to her Majestys High Commissioner at the Cape, Lieutenant General Hay. It is, however, unlikely that there was any confident expectation of the endurance of the new Republic founded on a gravel bank whose precious contents were fast fleeting, but the organization was set up as a handy resort, on the spur of the moment, to make an imposing show of resistance to the authority of the South African Republic, and with the idea of shunning the penalty of forcibly contesting the execution of the monopoly grant within a recognized district of its domain. Whatever legal unsoundness there may have been in the construction of the Klip-drift Republic, and in the notions of its framers, the shaky ship of state served its main purpose. The administration of the Transvaal Republic realized their grave blunder too late, and being humane and peace-loving men, refrained from any attempt to maintain their grant or their contested authority by force of arms. But they complained earnestly to the British Colonial authorities of the intrusion and illegal occupation and insubordination of the squatting adventurers on the Vaal. Meanwhile the diamond diggers did not concern themselves with the remote vexation of the Boer President and Council, but kept on ransacking the gravel. Early in th. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781231247532

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Item Description: RareBooksClub. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 90 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.2in.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: . . . rigorously enforced. The AustraSi v35 F5 lian gold fields had furnished some highly significant object lessons enforcing this certainty, but the little Boer Republics were not disposed to learn any lesson from the experience of English Colonies. The South African Republic claimed the diamond placer border north and west of the Vaal as part of its territory, but it was content, at first, with the bare assumption that the diggers on the northern and western bank were within the confines of its domain, without caring to assert its right of control by any marked interference with the free proceedings of the diggers. It did not regard the upturning of gravel on its border line as any menace of serious intrusion within its territory, and the Among the Diamonds, 1870-1871. 2 South African Diamond Fields, Morton, 1877. neighboring Boer farmers were generally well pleased with the opening of ready markets for their produce. Representatives of the Republic were recognized as oflicers of the law at Hebron, but there was little attempt to impress any recognition of its authority on the camps farther down the Vaal. So the miners at Klip-drift went on digging and scraping the gravel, under their own simple regulations, month after month, until their busy camp burst suddenly into an uproar, when the news came in that President Pretorius and the Executive Council of the Transvaal Republic had granted to a firm of three privileged persons the exclusive right to search for diamonds in the territory of the Republic for a term of twenty years from June 22, 1870, subject to a royalty of six per cent upon the value of all diamonds discovered. There were some old Au. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781236456724

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Item Description: ReInk Books, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprinted from 1902 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. Each page is checked manually before printing. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in b/w. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only one volume. This paperback book is SEWN perfect bound, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper.(Original publisher, The Macmillan Company) 810 pages Special Offer: This seller is offering an exclusive discount of 15% on all prices for AbeBooks customers. Original Price: 41.97 EUR. Bookseller Inventory # 452632669

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Item Description: ReInk Books, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Reprinted from 1902 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. Each page is checked manually before printing. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in b/w. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes, this reprint is of only one volume. This hardbound book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of binding. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal hardbounds. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper.(Original publisher, The Macmillan Company) 810 pages Special Offer: This seller is offering an exclusive discount of 15% on all prices for AbeBooks customers. Original Price: 43.97 EUR. Bookseller Inventory # HB452632669

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Item Description: Scholar s Choice, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781294947882

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