The Old Transport Road.


Stanley Portal Hyatt (1877-1914) died aged 37,early Rhodesian writer and historian.He settled in Matabeleland in 1899 and became a successful trader.Ruind by an outbreak of cattle disease he travelled widely and began writing books on this part of Africa.This book describes the life of transport riding and trading in the south-east of Rhodesia,and of the massive wagon trains hauled by oxen over journeys of 500 plus miles,along the old transport road. an amazing story of bygone travel.



H/b in very nice clean printed boards,in a v/g illustrated d/w very slightly chipped and a little shelf-rubbed.Size 9×6 pp X+301,illustrated with some b/w reproduced photographic prints,inc portraite of author as frontispiece.Hinges strong.Binding good to firm.No foxing,staining or binding.Internally clean and bright throughout.


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