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GOLDMANN, Charles Sydney.

South African Mines; their Position, Results, & Developments:...

Together with an account of diamond, land, finance, and kindred concerns.

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Published: London and Johannesburg Effingham Wilson & Co., and Argus Printing and Publishing Company, Ltd, 1895-1896

Stock Code: 121644

£4,750
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Notes

First edition of Goldmann's magnum opus, one of the most important and substantial studies of South African gold mines. Sydney Goldmann (1868-1958), an uitlander of German-Jewish descent, made his fortune in gold mining; he later served as a Boer War correspondent for The Standard alongside Winston Churchill, before entering the House of Commons as a Unionist MP from 1910 until 1918. He first published a study of South Africa's gold mines in 1892, his "History of the Witwatersrand Companies", which met with a favourable reaction from the investing public both in Europe and South Africa. He followed this with the present, vastly expanded work; richly illustrated, it offered investors the most detailed study to date of South African mines, at a time when there was a rush of capital to the region in the hope of rapid wealth, and only a few years before the question of the gold mines would trigger the Boer War. The work is now uncommon, with Copac listing ten copies in British institutional holdings.

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Description

3 volumes, large octavo. Original purple cloth, spines and front covers lettered in gilt, covers panelled in blind, black endpapers.

Illustrations

Vol. I with 4 folding plates, 1 of which is coloured, and 3 regular plates, 1 of which is coloured; vol. III (plate volume) with 99 plates, most folding and coloured.

Condition

Spine of vol. III lightly rolled, light bumping to extremities, small indentation to spine of vol. II, cloth a little rubbed, vol. III more substantially so, endpapers lightly foxed but contents clean, some folding plates with minor tears along lowest fold at gutter (vol. III: map 98 repaired with tape, map 81 creased, map 8 with additional split along fold). A very good copy.

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