GOLD AND DIAMOND FIELDS. - Augustus F. LINDLEY. Adamantia. The truth about the South African diamond fields: or, a vindication of the right of the Orange Free State to that territory, and an analysis of british diplomacy and aggression which has resulted in its illegal seizure by the governor of the Cape of Good Hope. London: W.H. & L. Collingridge, 1873. 8° (219 x 140mm). Errata slip. Colour-printed frontispiece, 8 lithographic maps (2 folding, one of these with boundary printed in red). Original blue cloth, blocked in gilt and bland (small tear to head of spine). Provenance: J. Daniel Willems (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. Mendelssohn I,p.901.
Augustus F. LINDLEY. After Ophir; or, a search for the South African Gold fields. London & New York: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [no date but 1870]. 8° (216 x 164mm). 16pp. publisher's advertisements at end. Wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous illustrations (21 full-page). (D4 and D5 almost detached.) Original brown cloth, upper cover and spine blocked in gilt and black (extremities very slightly rubbed). Provenance: Colonel Sir J.E. Alexander (presentation inscription from the publishers., dated 1872). FIRST EDITION. Mendelssohn I,p.901.
The Diamond Fields of South Africa... By one who has visited the fields. New York: American News Company, 1872. 12° (183 x 113mm). (Browned, margins brittle.) Original cloth (worn, stitching broken), 20th-century box. FIRST EDITION. 'The account is very interesting, and affords a good description of the exciting days of the early mining camps': Mendelssohn I,p.466.
John FULLER (publisher, proprietor). A letterpress broadside in English and Dutch, [No place: no date but August 1870]. Broadside (449 x 277mm). (Old creases, small holes, small section of left margin torn away, spotted). A RARE EPHEMERAL ITEM from the early days of diamond mining. John Fuller here advertises that 'Persons going to the Diamond-Fields will find First-class Accomodation at Blood River', also offering for sale 'Forage at cheap rates', and that he 'is prepared to purchase all kinds of Colonial Produce for Cash'.
And four others (G.W. BANCROFT [editor]. Gold: its sources and methods of obtaining it. Durban, Capetown & London: no date but circa 1868]. 12°. Wrappers; Charles WARREN. Result of an enquiry... into the works now in progress in the Kimberley Mine. Kimberley: [?1877]. 8°. Wrappers; Charles A. PAYTON. The Diamond Diggings of South Africa. London: 1872. 8°. Original green cloth; E.J. DUNN. Notes on the Diamond-Fields. Cape Town: 1871. 8°. Original wrappers). (8)