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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... huts and granaries of the Mashona--a feature of Mashonaland. These badly-made huts on bare granite are the result of Matabele raids. A man builds a home as a temporary residence, for to-morrow the Matabele may burn it down. As it is you may wander in toilsome manner to a village and find no trace of life. They are hiding in the neighbourhood on other kopjes which have no huts but give them shelter. They are a strange people with distinct characteristics more pronounced amongst the men. Everywhere you see Eurasian features. Many a handsome profile enhanced by the gloomy expression of sorrow. These men are remnants of a nation that has constantly been raided, and seen their women, children and cattle carried off and their comrades slaughtered. They owe their lives to fleetness of foot or skill in hiding, but it has given its indelible stamp of bondage to the faces around you. It is the Arab physiognomy without the bold independent air. The pickaninnis are the happiest, they skip about the granite slopes like mountain goats. They are the first to make friends with us and come down from the rocks and follow us as we go north. Men and women come out of their hiding and join the procession. They soon perceive that, though armed, we are not raiders, and apparently by their astonishment have seen nothing of white men or horses. ' On observance we find the horse is the attraction, and a prick of the spur or a plunge of the horse is greeted with a shout and gesticulation. The ordinary feat of mounting and dismounting is watched for with the keenness of a Derby finish--no money on it, either! Even Father Hartmann "chucks a chest" for their appreciation of his performance; and up to now he has had to put up with the eye critical--here is...
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Book Description Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo, 1977. (16), XII, 213, (5) pages. With Illustrations on plates and one folded map. Red original hard cover and an illustrated dustjacket (Dustjacket partially used). 22x14 cm * Mashonaland ist das Hauptsiedlungsgebiet der Shona in Simbabwe. Heute teilt es sich auf in drei Provinzen und den Hauptstadtdistrikt: Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East und Harare. Die Provinzhauptstädte sind Chinhoyi, Bindura und Marondera. Mashonaland als Ganzes umfasst sehr unterschiedliche Gebiete. Im Norden zwischen Sambesi und einer Linie Karoi-Mount Darwin liegt wenig fruchtbares, schwer zugängliches gebirgiges Gelände, das bis heute den Reservaten und Tierschutzgebieten überlassen bleibt. Südlich dieser Linie liegt intensiv genutztes Ackerland mit Flüssen, die Bewässerungswirtschaft ermöglichen. Hier werden Tabak, Mais, Weizen, Baumwolle angebaut, aber auch Zitrusfrüchte. Auf der Linie Bindura-Harare-Kadoma liegt der Great Dyke, ein geologischer Bruch und eine Wasserscheide, an dem zahlreiche Bergwerke liegen, in denen Gold, Eisen, Chrom, Kupfer und andere Metalle abgebaut werden, aber auch Diamanten und zahlreiche Halbedelsteine. (Quelle Wikipedia) Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 700. Seller Inventory # 134327
Book Description Books of Rhodesia, Bulawayo, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 213 plus map and appendices (complete). A healthy, keen copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective copy. The dj is mellow and agreeably neat. The boards are tidy and handsome. Stamped titling (agleam). The contents are gratifying. They are very clean and clear, sure and assured, certain and confident - as if almost new throughout! fk. Seller Inventory # 28ja
Book Description Books of Rhodesia reprint of 1914 edition, Bulawayo, 1977. (xx), xii, 221 p., frontis, photos, fold-out map, roster, 8vo; VG/VG, name/date on front endpaper. Seller Inventory # 36948
Book Description Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1977. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Silver Series. Vol.17. Facsimile of the 1914 Simpkin Marshall edition with new illustrations, foreword, nominal roll, route map; and list of corrections to the original edition., 1977. Argent title on maroon cloth boards. 213pp illustrated b/w plates, map. 8vo. Includes 26 photographs by Ellerton Fry. Author joined the Pioneers in 1890 and was one of the few to write an account of his personal experiences. In every line the thrill of adventure and the joy of companionship shine through in his youthful account. Darter wrote this however to persuade the British that the British South Africa Company's Charter should be brought to an end as he believed that the Company had forfeited its rights when it used force to invade Matableland in 1893. AIRMAIL at standard rates. Edges & eps spotted, minor tanning to preliminaries, else a VG-Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper (minor rubbing to fold at top front of spine, tanned inside). A particularly clean and attractive copy. Seller Inventory # 24437
Book Description Books of Rhodesia, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 4th Edition. Jacket is rubbed and marked.A bit scarring on back boards.Foxing.Excellent binding.Facsimile reproduction of the 1914 edition with new illustrations,Foreword,nominal rolls and route map;and list of corrections to the original edition.Silver Series.[R.K]. Seller Inventory # aegk