Prinsloo of Prinsloosdorp. A Tale of Transvaal Officialdom.
(Cape Town, South African Universities Press, 1978). . Being Incidents in the Life of a Transvaal Official, as told by his son-in-law Sarel Erasmus, Late Public Prosecutor of Prinsloosdorp, Market-master of Kaalkop, Small-pox tax collector of Schoonspruit, etc, etc. Facsimile reprint of the 1908 edition; first published in 1898. 8vo; original boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (xxiv) + 134. Very good condition. "The book takes the form of a biography of Piet Prinsloo, a voortrekker from Cape Colony, who goes through the mill of Transvaal officialdom from Field Cornet to Mining Commissioner, is the fortunate vendor of a gold farm and the founder of the dorp that bears his name. The author, who knows the dorp, Pretoria, and the Rand equally well, gives us a delightfully vivid and humorous picture of the ways that are dark and the tricks that are not always vain of slim Piet and his congeners, and, altogether, has produced the truest and best Transvaal sketch we have yet seen." - contemporary newspaper review; quoted in Author's Note..
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