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Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), tissue-protected frontis., map illus. endpapers, viii + 302 pp. Very Good, with former-owner bookplate and lightly rubbed edges. From Foreword: This is a gorgeous book, more full of sheer stingo than any you are likely to come across in a day's march among the bookshops of wherever you may be. These untutored memories of youth adventuring long ago in a wild place, recorded with an untutored pen in a Johannesburg dosshouse, are like the gold ore of that so-called golden City, as Alfred Aloysius Horn would call it, except indeed that the proportion of gold in them is so very much greater. Nothing more racy and full of original wisdom than the conversations at the end of each chapter has come my way for an age. The spelling of this Old Visiter -- who surely in his time has been a most notable adventurer in the raw world -- is best described as lorly, and th mixture of jejune phrasing with sayings incomparably pithy makes for a dish that will rickle the appetite of the most jaded...
Title: Trader Horn: Being the Life and Works of Alfred Aloysius Horn: The works written by himself at the age of seventy-three and the life, with such of his philosophy as is the gift of age & experience taken down here and edited by Ethelreda Lewis. With a Foreword by John Galsworthy.
Categories: African History,
Publisher: New York: Simon and Schuster, MCMXXVII.:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 2161gls