land of the Boer or, Adventures in Natal, the Transvaal, Basutoland, and Zululand by Parker Gillmore

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Published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & co. in London .

Written in English

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  • Hunting -- South Africa.,
  • Natural history -- South Africa.

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Author"s pseud., Ubique, on cover.

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Other titlesAdventures in Natal, the Transvaal, Basutoland, and Zululand
Statementby Parker Gillmore ; being a third and cheap ed. of The great thirst land.
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 466 p. :
Number of Pages466
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17948083M

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