Cartwright, A. P. – Valley of Gold


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(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1973)

4to; original brown boards; pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper maps; pp. (x) + 187 incl. index; plates; line drawings in text. Dustwrapper scuffed and torn with some loss to extremities of sunned spine panel and archival tape repairs to reverse; edges of boards a bit rubbed; gift inscription to front free endpaper verso; some foxing to edges occasionally elsewhere. Good condition. The essential background reading for a visit to Pilgrim’s Rest. The author has completely revised the story he wrote ten years ago and in this new version of it presents an exciting chapter of our history. Without the gold that was discovered at Pilgrim’s Rest in 1873 which set the prospectors on the trail a century might have elapsed before the Witwatersrand mines were born.””