Adamantia. The Truth about the South African Diamond Fields


Adamantia. The Truth about the South African Diamond Fields

LINDLEY, Captain Augustus

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Title continues: "Or, A Vindication of the Right of the Orange Free State to that Territory, and an Analysis of British Diplomacy and Aggression Which Has Resulted in its Illegal Seizure by the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope." An unusual 19th-century Englishman, Lindley was sympathetic to the causes of other nations and races, even Britain's enemies. A merchant ship officer, he took the part of the Chinese in the opium wars and wrote a treatise on the Abyssinian War from the Abyssinian point of view. Although the Orange Free State developed into a politically and economically successful republic, it experienced chronic conflict with the British until it was finally annexed as the Orange River Colony in 1900. Lindley's comments are blunt; he has written this book to "inform the British Parliament and the British Public how their Government has robbed the Orange Free State ... of its diamond fields" (p. iii).

Publication Info

  • Publisher: W. H. & L. Collingridge
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1873
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xiii, 423 p. 23 cm. Colour frontispiece. Eight b&w maps. Black cloth hardcover with blank and gold impressing. Worn corners, bottom edges, and spine ends with a little rubbing to boards and dents to fore-edges. Some dampstains to edges of rear endpapers. Front free endpaper has chipped top corner. Soiling of pages 244-245.

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