The Gold Miners.

The heroes of this story are the men who established the gold mines of South Africa which,in the first seventy-five years,have employed some seven million men and yielded gold worth ten-thoudand million rand.The real story began in 1886 when George Harrison,a prospector,found a gold-bearing reef in a stretch of barren veld known as the Witwatersrand in the small homespun republic across the Vaal.He sold his claim for

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H/b in illustrated boards,a little on the grubby side being affected by damp with some staining,in a rather shabby pictorial d/w,torn and badly chipped with some loss,Size 11×9 pp 7+340,inc,index,glossary,bibliography,artists sketches in text,there are no actual plates in this book ,however the illustrations by Benny Gruzin are just brilliant.page maps,both back and front p/d and e/p’s are also illustrated.Hinges strong.Binding good to firm.Some very light foxing to outer edges,but only visible when closed.There is a typed message of thanks taped to front p/d.,otherwise nice and clean internaly. A poor–v/g clean copy.

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