Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 213 plus map and appendices (complete). A clean copy. The dust jacket has a clear cellophane protective copy. The boards are tidy and handsome. The contents are gratifying. They are very clean and clear, sure and assured, certain and confident – as if almost new throughout.
What is the traditional image of a Pioneer A Military man, perhaps a farmer or a bearded patriarch, but hardly a 22 year old rugby player. Yet Adrian Darter, author of Pioneers of Mashonaland, was – until he joined the Pioneer Corps in 1890 -best known as a member of Cape Town’s Hamilton’s Rugby Club and of the Western Province …………..When he writes about Matabele lurking in ambush waiting to rush sown from ….. the frowning hills upon the extended Column, it is with the careless imagery of a young man to whom death is an irrelevant abstractions….
(NB if you wanted to collect the full Rhodesiana Reprint Library Silver Series it would be 24 volumes)