A RIP VAN WINKLE OF THE KALAHARI AND OTHER TALES OF SOUTH-WEST AFRICA. Capetown: T. Maskew Miller. London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd, n.d. . Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi 7-320, original diced blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Two novellas and five short stories set in South Africa. "The title story (pp. 13-149) is a lost race story rather better than average ..." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 59. "The Follower" is a ghost story about diamond prospectors. In "The Proof" two young English ethnologists go far into the bush to seek the "missing link" and one degenerates into a subhuman beast-man. "Bushman's Paradise" and "The Drink of the Dead" concern fabulous diamond mines guarded by ghosts. "The Waters of Erongo" is an account of the discovery of a fountain of youth on top of a mountain. Teitler and Locke, By the World Forgot (2013) 295. Bleiler (1978), p. 50. Reginald 03445. Free endpapers darkened, some foxing to page edges, a very good copy. A lovely copy of a scarce book. (#165309).
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