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A COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS OF THE SAVAGE TRIBES

Published: London, 1822

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Inhabiting the Boundaries of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope.

Taken from the Life in 1812, by an Officer of the 21st Dragoons, engaged in an Expedition against those Tribes, under Lt.-Col. Graham.

Lithographic title page and 8 fine hand coloured plates. Plates 1, 3 & 6 are aquatints and plates 2, 4, 5, 7 & 8 are lithographs. Bound in brown leather with cloth sides – the leather is rubbed at the top and bottom and along the edges of the spine. Bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper. Pages edges uncut. A very good copy.

1.HOTTENTOT WOMAN
2.A BOSHESMAN, McQueen & Co, lithog.
3.FEMALE HOTTENTOT with a CHILD
4.A BOSHESMAN with poisoned arrows, McQueen & Co, lithog.
5.HOTTENTOT GIRL, McQueen & Co, lithog.
6.A YOUNG BOSHESMAN
7.A YOUNG HOTTENTOT, McQueen & Co, lithog.
8.A KAFFER CHIEF, McQueen & Co, lithog.

Published May 10, 1822, by Edwd. Orme, Bond St – corner of Brook St. (London).

A South African Bibliography, volume 1, page 593, records 4 copies only.
Mendelssohn (Sydney) South African Bibliography (1910), volume 2, page 271, describes this work as a ‘great rarity’.

The last recorded sale of a complete copy was at the auction of the Vergenoeg Library in Cape Town in July 1980.

  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: Folio (390 x 280 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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