Ruined cities of Mashonaland being a record of excavation and exploration in 1891 ... with a chapter on the orientation and mensuration of the temples by R. M. W. Swan. J. Theodore Bent.
Ruined cities of Mashonaland being a record of excavation and exploration in 1891 ... with a chapter on the orientation and mensuration of the temples by R. M. W. Swan
Ruined cities of Mashonaland being a record of excavation and exploration in 1891 ... with a chapter on the orientation and mensuration of the temples by R. M. W. Swan
Ruined cities of Mashonaland being a record of excavation and exploration in 1891 ... with a chapter on the orientation and mensuration of the temples by R. M. W. Swan

Ruined cities of Mashonaland being a record of excavation and exploration in 1891 ... with a chapter on the orientation and mensuration of the temples by R. M. W. Swan

London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892. First edition, 8vo, pp. xi, [1], 376, 24 (ads); folding frontispiece map, 4 other maps (3 folding), 12 plates, numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text; original blue cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine; the binding a little spotted and rubbed; sophisticated, with several pertinent newspaper clippings tipped in randomly in the text, previous owner's bookplate and signatures on half-title and title page. Mendelssohn I, p. 115: "Mr. Bent made a careful examination of the remains of the ancient buildings in Mashonaland, and was of opinion that they were erected by Arabians, a race of North African explorers, whose civilisation must have been of a high order: and he expressed great admiration for the beauty, solidity, and intricacy of the masonry ... The author investigated the habits and industries of the Mashonas, and the work deals not only with Mr. Bent's archaeological researches, but serves as a pioneer book on Mashonaland under the Chartered Company." Item #52613

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