Prinsloo of Prinsloosdorp. A Tale of Transvaal Officialdom.
(London: Alston Rivers, 1908, first edition). . 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. 8vo; limp pictorial boards; pp. xxii + 134. Spine cocked; wrappers foxed and edgeworn; frayed at spine extremities; scattered foxing. Fair 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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