Lot #16/14 Upengula the scatterer or Lobengula and the Amandebele by F.W.T. Posselt
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Lot #16/14 Upengula the scatterer or Lobengula and the Amandebele by F.W.T. Posselt. An interesting, small volume of history & documents concerning Lobengula & opposing tribal chieftains, his succession to the kingship of the Matabele, the discovery of gold in Rhodesia, the 1896 Rebellion, early Bulawayo & the character of Lobengula. Much of the correspondence is from Theophilus Shepstone (Secretary for Native Affairs, Natal), Lobengula & the Chief of the Bamangwato. Posselt was District Commissioner of Marandellas. An unprepossessing, but scarce book. Bulawayo, Privately published, 1945. First edition. 8vo. Decorative cloth. Pp. (vi),140, portrait. Op-edge of cover & corners a bit bumped, binding slightly shaken, text lightly toned. Good+ Reserve price: R450.00 bids welcome

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