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Title: Reminiscences of Johannesburg and London
Description: (Johannesburg: Africana Book Society, 1976) 0949973203. . Africana Reprint Library, Volume Seven. Text facsimile of the Robert Holden edition of 1924, with a new foreword by Eric Rosenthal. 8vo; blue rexine lettered in gilt on spine; tinted top edge; pictorial endpapers; pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); pp. xvii + (i) + [6-316], incl. index; colour frontis, with tissue-guard; plates. Dustwrapper sunned on spine panel, very slightly worn to top edge, and with original price sticker to lower panel; light bump to top fore-corners. Very good condition. "Reminiscences of Johannesburg and London is an entertainingly caustic commentary on the South African Rand and its personalities during the robust early years. Louis Cohen, journalist, sometime member of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and a cousin of Barney Barnato, was a lively individualist who knew everyone who mattered in the Golden City and many who didn't. In this book he writes about share-dealing and boxing, horse-racing, theatre, the scandals and the stimulating social and business life of nineteenth century Johannesburg. Above all he writes about people - the politicians, the entrepreneurs, the actors, the sportsmen and the 'characters'. Biased and opinionated though he undoubtedly is, he manages to recapture in fine style the mood of a fascinating era.".

Keywords: Lords. Paul Kruger. Pioneers. Cecil John Rhodes. Leander Starr Jameson. Hans Sauer. Alfred Beit. . Abe Bailey

Price: GBP 15.00 = appr. US$ 21.42 Seller: Christison Rare Books
- Book number: 7271

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