CapeTown: Hodder & Stoughton / TIMMINS, 1952. Dj slightly creased, 23mm & 14 mm closed tears, 2 large chips 50 x 22mm and 90 x 12 mm on head and tail resp, also 90×25 & 110x5mm all now restored & looking good. Book has all pages somewhat yellowed by age as are edges but somewhat more so. ix + 306pp including index; line dwgs at top and end of each chapter and some full p illustrations – no list. Rare in such good condition and even rarer with a dj.. First Edition, 1st Impression. Hard Cover Blue Cloth. VERY Good in Plastic./Very Good. Illus. by TYRELL, BARBARA. 220x22p9mm.
Shaka’s Country is a book of Zululand: of the hunters, adventurers and pioneers who first wandered into the valleys and hills of that beautiful land in search of fortune and adventure. Here we read of the Zulu people themselves; their traditions and uproarious history; the conflicts between them and their neighbours; the meanings of their place names, and the curious companionships between their renowned leaders, like Shaka, Cetshwayo and Zibebu, the frontiersmen like Henry Fynn, Johan Colenbrander and John Dunn.
Great hunters, like William Baldwin spin their stories of adventure to us around a camp fire, prospectors tell of finds and disappointments and adventurers sigh for Zululand’s golden days, long before the carefree giant of the Wilderness was bound down by barbed wire fences and signs reading Trespassers Will be Prosecuted.
Authored by T.V. Bulpin with illustrations by Barbara Tyrrell. Published by Howard B. Timmins of Cape Town in 1952. This First Edition, First Impression copy is hard cover bound, in Very Good condition, with a Very Good dust jacket and covered in plastic. The size of the book is 220x 146x21mm.