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Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket
Some rubbing to joints. A few spots of foxing.; xi, , 243,  pages + 8 pages advertisements + frontispiece + 22 illustrations on 15 plate leaves. Map on front endpaper. Red-brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and rule on spine. Page dimensions: 190 x 124mm. The author was born in Ballarat, Australia and travelled to England during the war (World War One). "I think I must have inherited my taste for travelling and mining from my grandfather. He was the son of a Scottish clergyman, but while still a youngo man he left Scotland, and during the next fifteen or twenty years visited many countries then little known, where he undertook a number of adventurous mining enterprises." - page 1. Contents: The Preparation; The Start; The Mazaruni; The Diamond Country; The Illoma; The Kurupung; The Heart of the Diamond Country; Buxton Men; Terry Hill; The Return; Appendix; Index. Illustrations include: Street in Georgetown; River village on the way to Bartica; The author in camp on Maripi Island; Bowman bowing a boat through a rapid, Mazaruni River; The author with a scorpion; Kurupung Mountains, from a camp near Perseverance Creek; Ewaipanoma (from an old print); A bad drop.