[SOUTH AFRICA] D.[awson] F. (author). Fact & Fancy from the Veld. Stories for the Children. [South Africa]; Cape Town. Johannesburg. Port Elizabeth. East London. Grahamstown and Stellenbosch. J.C. Juta & Co. .
Landscape large 8vo. Original pebble-grained dark green cloth-backed grey boards pictorially blocked and lettered in black, green and orange; pp. [iv] + 71 + [i]; with decorated chapter-headings, 11 engraved plates, and one vignette; a good, sound copy with considerable dust-soiling and rubbing to covers, ripple to boards, and wear to edges; internally generally very clean and crisp with occasional light fingering; rare.
First edition. Tales of life on the South African veld which are dedicated to the wife of the then Prime Minister of the Transvaal, Mrs. Louis Botha. The book includes the stories 'The Piccaninni's Ride' and 'The Little Diamond Diggers'. The illustrations are unattributed, appear amateur, and are probably the work of the author. Only one copy listed on Copac (BL). WorldCat lists this, one other BL Ref. Library copy, and only one other held at the National Library of South Africa. No copies located on the commercial market at the time of cataloguing.