Dj is price clipped; chips replaced with matching paper 45×15, 40×10, 15×5, 10x5mm; oil stain on rear cover and flap 130x30mm. Book has all pages slightly and uniformly yellow. Maps as eps; 239pp; line dwgs thru’out. A fictionalized account of the discovery of the Northern Rhodesian Copperbelt..
This is the story of Orlando Baragwanath and the great and colourful company of prospectors who, by their courage and enterprise, changed the destiny of Southern Africa.
It is the story of a boy who dreamed of the romance of prospecting and lived to find, with Frank Lewis, the Copper Belt of Northern Rhodesia. Against the uproarious background of early Johannesburg he learned his trade from great prospectors like French Bob. In the wilderness of old Rhodesia he received his final lessons of blood and tears, and then, with patience and persistence, he wrote his name in the honoured list of all those who have given to mankind something of vale and to history a chapter of bold achievement.
Authored by T.V. Bulpin, with illustration by A.A. Telford and published by Howard & Timmins of Cape Town in 1959. This First Edition, First Impression, hard cover bound copy is in Very Good condition, with a Good condition dust jacket and is covered in plastic. The size of the book is 230x161x23mm.