Sport

South African Sports…An Official Handbook with Portraits of Leading Athletes and Officials
Parker, G.A.

Sampson Low, Marston, and Company, London, 1897
Good No/Jacket
Hardcover, First Edition
Red cloth with black lettering to front and gilt lettering to spine, black/white plates and frontis, 16 mo.

Spine sunned, head & tail shelf worn, very slightly cocked, corners slightly bumped, previous owner’s inscription title page.

Very rare first account of sport in South Africa and Rhodesia.Includes a slip of paper written and signed by Frank Cannock stating that his quarter mile cycling record still stands. As a child he witnessed the Ninth Kaffir War, later he participated on the 1891 trek into Mashonaland, during the 1890s he became the champion cyclist with the famous Wanderers Sports Club in Johannesburg, then as Dr. Jameson approached Johannesburg he was selected because of his cycling prowess to carry messages for the ZARPs/Transvaal forces encircling the conspirators, putting his cycle to one side he made the first motor-car journey in South Africa from Durban to Johannesburg and on to Cape Town.

SOLD

 

The Mighty Nimrod; A Life of Frederick Courteney Selous African Hunter and Adventurer 1851-1917
Taylor, Stephen; Thesiger, Wilfred (foreword)
ISBN: 0-00-217504-5
Collins, London, 1989
Fine/Fine
Hardcover, First Edition
Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine in a pictorial dw, black/white plates, octavo, pp xvi & 312.

Biography of hunter, explorer and adventurer.

$100

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