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SCHIRMER, PETER - The Concise Illustrated South African Encyclopaedia

(Johannesburg: Central News Agency, 1981) 0620043598. . 4to; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 206 + index; liberally illustrated in monochrome. Dustwrapper a little rubbed, with foxing to reverse side; gift inscription to front free endpaper; some foxing to endpapers and page edges. Very good condition. "South Africa - melting pot of cultures, treasure house of mineral riches, and wonderland of fauna and flora - is explored in words and pictures in this stimulatingly different encyclopaedia. Its pages are peopled by explorers, scientists, warriors and inventors - the men and women who, through the centuries, have helped shape the country we know today. The Concise Illustrated South African Encyclopaedia also introduces the reader to the arts and industries they developed ... our intriguing prehistory and the archaeological finds which have revealed it ... the surrounding seas and their rich harvest ... and the changing patterns of the country's political structure... not just a reference book for children and young adults. Its more than 1 500 entries and 400 illustrations will entertain as well as enlighten, and provide hours of browsing for South African readers of all ages. It is a work which no family will wish to be without - as a source of knowledge and of pleasure.".
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 8.46 | JP¥ 888] Booknumber: 4836

Total: GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 8.46 | JP¥ 888]

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