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  • A WOMAN'S PART IN A REVOLUTION. by Hammond, Mrs. John Hays [Natalie Harris, 1861-1931].
    Hammond, Mrs. John Hays [Natalie Harris, 1861-1931].
    A WOMAN'S PART IN A REVOLUTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    London & New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1897. Hardcover first edition - A memoir of an important event leading up to the Boer War by American woman whose husband, John Hays Hammond, was a mining engineer, diplomat, philanthropist and business partner of Cecil Rhodes in South Africa. As one of the four leading reformers,he was first sentenced to death after the abortive Jameson Raid of December 1895, with the sentence later reduced to 15 years imprisonment, and finally to release in 1896 with payment of a stiff fine. As Mrs Hammond explains in her brief preface, this book, which is based in large part on her diaries, is an account of her personal experiences. "The causes of the…

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    London & New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1897. Hardcover first edition - A memoir of an important event leading up to the Boer War by American woman whose husband, John Hays Hammond, was a mining engineer, diplomat, philanthropist and business partner of Cecil Rhodes in South Africa. As one of the four leading reformers,he was first sentenced to death after the abortive Jameson Raid of December 1895, with the sentence later reduced to 15 years imprisonment, and finally to release in 1896 with payment of a stiff fine. As Mrs Hammond explains in her brief preface, this book, which is based in large part on her diaries, is an account of her personal experiences. "The causes of the Revolt in Johannesburg, and the ensuing political questions, are but lightly touched upon, in deference to the silence enforced upon my husband as one of the terms of his liberation by the Boer Government." 159 pp plus a 32 pp publisher's catalogue at end.

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    Condition: Very good overall in deep red cloth covers with gilt lettering - covers are in near fine condition, pages have the usual rather severe toning, with some pages still unopened and others with marginal tears from careless opening.

    Book ID: 40038
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  • IFRIKIYA: True Stories of Africa and Africans. by Wolfe, Louis.
    Wolfe, Louis.
    IFRIKIYA: True Stories of Africa and Africans.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1964.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Stories of nine men who were important in the exploration and history of Africa, from the slave Cinque who led a shipboard uprising, to Howard Carter, the archeologist who discovered the tomb of Tuthankhamen and empire builder Cecil Rhodes. Illustrated by Steele Savage. Written for older children. Index. 155 pp.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (missing front endpaper, large chip to bottom edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 42490
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