TRANS-AFRICAN HIGHWAYS

R671.00

TITLE : TRANS-AFRICAN HIGHWAYS
AUTHOR:
EDITION: First Edition thus.
PUBLISHER: Automobile Association of South Africa.
DATE PUBLISHED: 1949
PLACE: South Africa
FORMAT: Navy cloth

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Description

4 corners and head & tail either slightly bumped or slightly worn. Pages slightly yellowed, 406pp incl index; strip maps thru’out; folding map in pocket. On the front cover this copy has in gilt print ” Field-Marshal the Rt. Hon. J. C. Smuts . P C; O M; C H; K C; D T D.”, which makes it appear a special presentation copy to Smuts since he has no input at all in the contents. The book has the signature of Louis Weyers (apparently his grandson) and “Doornkloof”, Irene, 1950″. That was Smuts’ property and he died there from a stroke on 11th Sept 1950. My guess is that L W “inherited” this book after Smuts died. On the rear ep are some details in pencil of a trip thru’ Tanganyika and Kenya.possibly also by L W. I have another copy of this book without Smuts’ name on the front cover.(please see my listing 12016)