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BENT, J. THEODORE - The Ruined Cities of Mashonaland

(Bulawayo: Books of Rhodesia, 1969). . Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series, volume 5. Facsimile reprint of the Longmans 3rd edition of 1896. 8vo; original purple cloth blocked in silver gilt; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (iv) + xxix + (i) + 427, incl. index, + original publisher's catalogue; plates; line drawings in text. Dustwrapper ever so slightly rubbed; trace of foxing to endpapers. Very good to near fine condition. "James Theodore Bent ... undertook three expeditions to Africa, one of these - his year spent examining Zimbabwe - being the subject of this work. He was the first archaeologist to excavate at Zimbabwe, following exactly 20 years after Carl Mauch who investigated the ruins in 1871. Other work in Africa was done in Eritrea, Abyssinia and in the Sudan. He subsequently led several expeditions to Arabia where he contracted malaria from which he died, in London, on May 5, 1897. The Ruined Cities of Mashonaland is, apart from it archaeological contribution, valuable for its description of the Mashonas and pioneer days of the Chartered Company's administration of Mashonaland. It is the best known of his book having run to three editions. The work is well illustrated with engravings from photographs and sketches by Mrs. Bent who was his constant companion on his travels.".
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 16.64 | JP¥ 1732] Booknumber: 7761

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