CHARLES ENGELHARD’S COPY
CARTWRIGHT, A.P. Golden Age. The Story of the Industrialization of South Africa and the Part Played in it by the Corner House Group of Companies 1910-1967. Cape Town, Johannesburg: Purnell & Sons, (1968). Octavo, contemporary full green morocco gilt, tan spine labels, all edges gilt. Housed in custom full green and tan morocco open-faced slipcase. $600.
First edition, association presentation copy (with presentation page) of Charles Engelhard, chairman of the company. In lovely presentation binding.
With tipped-in color frontispiece of The Corner House and over 100 illustrations, 12 of which are color and full-page, and many by Bernard Sargent, and illustrated end-papers of Corner House 1912. Charles W. Engelhard was a major gold entrepreneur in South Africa and the reputed inspiration of Ian Fleming’s character “Goldfinger.” Unique copy created for the Chairman of Rand Mines, Limited, on the occasion of its 75th Anniversary.
A fine copy.