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Words On Paper - Reflections Of An Incurable Collector (Hardcover) Loot Price: R386
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Words On Paper - Reflections Of An Incurable Collector (Hardcover)

Jeff Fisher

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If you like true stories about real people, are intrigued by serendipity, curious about curiosities, or maybe you are a collector yourself, then this book is for you.

The collecting and researching of any collectable is an intense and pleasurable pastime. The author’s passion for more than half a century has been for collecting handwritten, original letters, antique documents, manuscripts, old share certificates, fire insurance policies, photographs and maps.

The writers of these words on paper include kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers, admirals and generals, actors and authors, judges and prisoners, philosophers, statesmen, scientists, and sportsmen. Some were famous, some infamous, some important, others less so. Many you will know about; with others, only their names may be familiar. There’s Admiral Nelson, and the Duke of Wellington; there are queens Elizabeth I and II and kings George III, IV and VI; presidents Eisenhower, Kruger, and Mandela are here; prime ministers Botha, Hertzog and Smuts; explorers Scott and Shackleton. There’s Faraday and De la Rey, and many more, including two controversial giants of history – Napoleon and Rhodes.

The chapters need not be read in any set order, although there is an underlying thread linking them to the life of the author that enabled this eclectic collection to evolve in the way it did.

General

Imprint: Tracey McDonald Publishers
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: September 2017
Authors: Jeff Fisher
Dimensions: 265 x 215 x 35mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 978-0-620-70949-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
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LSN: 0-620-70949-9
Barcode: 9780620709491

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