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BOGGIE, A. From Ox-Waggon to Railway, being a Brief History of Rhodesia & the Matabele Nation. Bulawayo: Times Printing Works, 1897. 8° ( 213 x 137mm). Original printed grey wrappers, (spine slightly chipped), red cloth fold-down box.
THE FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN RHODESIA AND PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR, inscribed on the verso of half-title to the Bulawayo Public Library, with its bookplate and withdrawal stamp. Published for the opening of the Bulawayo Railway, on the Matabele tribe, early pioneers, gold mining and the country's prospects. Mendelssohn I, 147.
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