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Jock of the Bushveld

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Jock of the Bushveld is a true story by South African author Sir James Percy FitzPatrick. The book tells of FitzPatrick's travels with his dog, Jock, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, during the 1880s, when he worked as a storeman, prospector's assistant, journalist and ox-wagon transport-rider in the Bushveld region of the Transvaal (then the South African Republic). It was first published in 1907 when it became an instant best seller and a local classic. Since then it has never been out of print and has been the subject for at least one great South African film. There is also a statue dedicated to this most faithful companion and it stands in front of the Barberton Town Hall in Mpumalanga.

FitzPatrick later recounted these adventures as bedtime stories to his four children. Rudyard Kipling, a good friend of FitzPatrick, also took part in these story-telling evenings and eventually persuaded him to collect these tales in a book. Illustrations for the book were done by Edmund Caldwell, a brother of Mary Tourtel, creator of Rupert Bear. The book was first published in 1907 and had an extremely warm reception, being reprinted four times in that year alone. Since then it has achieved the status of a classic South African book and has been also widely read abroad – more than one hundred editions have been printed and it has been translated into Afrikaans, Dutch, French, Xhosa and Zulu, amongst others.

This copy is in good condition. Coloured frontispiece of 'Jock' with tissue cover and several other black and white illustrations. No dustjacket. Dark green cover good, with some bumping to corners and edges of spine. Inscription inside front page, 1926. Inside pages good and clean with some slight foxing.

Item details

Author(s):
Fitzpatrick, Sir Percy
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1925
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
475
Publisher:
Longmans, Green and Co

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Jock of the Bushveld is a true story by South African author Sir James Percy FitzPatrick. The book tells of FitzPatrick's travels with his dog, Jock, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, during the 1880s, when he worked as a storeman, prospector's assistant, journalist and ox-wagon transport-rider in the Bushveld region of the Transvaal (then the South African Republic). It was first published in 1907 when it became an instant best seller and a local classic. Since then it has never been out of print and has been the subject for at least one great South African film. There is also a statue dedicated to this most faithful companion and it stands in front of the Barberton Town Hall in Mpumalanga.

FitzPatrick later recounted these adventures as bedtime stories to his four children. Rudyard Kipling, a good friend of FitzPatrick, also took part in these story-telling evenings and eventually persuaded him to collect these tales in a book. Illustrations for the book were done by Edmund Caldwell, a brother of Mary Tourtel, creator of Rupert Bear. The book was first published in 1907 and had an extremely warm reception, being reprinted four times in that year alone. Since then it has achieved the status of a classic South African book and has been also widely read abroad – more than one hundred editions have been printed and it has been translated into Afrikaans, Dutch, French, Xhosa and Zulu, amongst others.

This copy is in good condition. Coloured frontispiece of 'Jock' with tissue cover and several other black and white illustrations. No dustjacket. Dark green cover good, with some bumping to corners and edges of spine. Inscription inside front page, 1926. Inside pages good and clean with some slight foxing.

Author(s):
Fitzpatrick, Sir Percy
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1925
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
475
Publisher:
Longmans, Green and Co

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