Item #12358 Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland. Olive Schreiner.

Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland

Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1897.

First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 133 pp + ads, with a gruesome frontis photograph of natives being hanged as spies. Original green cloth with decoration in gilt. Slight rubbing to corners, gift inscription on front free endpaper, mild foxing. A fictional account of the occupation of Mashonaland, "in which Christ is depicted as visiting the camp fire of a trooper engaged in the expedition. The settlement of Rhodesia and the Jameson Raid are incidentally referred to with considerable animus" (Mendelssohn II, 281).

Item #12358

Price: $90.00

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