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Lichtenstein (Martin Hinrich Karl)


In the years 1803, 1804, 1805 and 1806

Published: Printed for Henry Colburn, London, 1812 and 1815

Edition: First Edition

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Translated from the original German by Anne Plumtre

First edition: 2 volumes: 383+(32) & 368+(28) pages, engraved frontispiece portrait of Henry Lichtenstein in volume 1, folding map in volume 2 as frontispiece, folding engraving in volume 2: 'A View of the Karree Mountains with Ostriches and Quaggas,' 6 engraved plates, quarter brown calf with matching marbled boards titled gilt on the spines, new end papers, the text is a little browned and pages 225-232 (Signature Gg) and 328-345 (Signatures Uu & Yy) are affected by the usual foxing, a very good set.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography vol. 1 page 899: Dr Lichtenstein was tutor to the son of Governor Janssens of the Cape Colony. The author offers a criticism of Barrow in his references to earlier travellers, accusing him of being 'totally unacquainted with the general habits and mode of life of the colonists...' Lichtenstein travelled with the Governor through the interior. Bushmen and Bechuanas are described and the information about the wild life and their natural surroundings is recorded in detail.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Set
  • Size: 4to ( 270 x220mm)
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