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The Life and Times of Alois Hugo Nellmapius

An account of the career and final personal tragedy of a remarkable figure in South African history – that of the Transvaal’s first industrialist, Alois Nellmapius. Amongst his many ‘firsts’, he was among the first to use dynamite, he founded the first distillery factory, Hatherley’s in the Transvaal and the first to attempt to produce steel in South Africa. On his model farm on his Irene Estate, he was responsible for pioneering new agricultural techniques. He was to become the friend and confidant of Paul Kruger who later intervened on Alois’s charge of embezzlement. After a Meteoric career, he died tragically and peniless, having run the whole gamut of poverty, riches and poverty. 120 Pages. Contents clean and well bound. 1st Edition. Condition: Very good+. Dust jacket: Good+. Creasing to folds. Sunning to spine and cover. Edge-wear. Binding: Hardcover. Brown boards. Very good condition.

Publisher: MacMillan South Africa
Date Published: 1978
Publication Place: Johannesburg
First Edition: Yes

Condition: Very good+
Binding: Hardcover. Brown boards. Very good condition.
Has Dust Jacket: Yes
Jacket Condition: Good+. Creasing to folds. Sunning to spine and cover. Edge-wear.
Dimensions: 23cm x 16cm x 1.5cm

Additional information

Weight 600 g