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21 Nov 2019 16:30 GMT

[Maclean (Col. J.) Compiler]

A COMPENDIUM OF KAFIR LAWS & CUSTOMS

Including genealogical tables of Kafir Chiefs and various tribal census returns.

Published: Saul Solomon & Co., Cape Town, 1866

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168 pages, 3 folding genealogical tables, brown pebble grained cloth, scuff marks on the upper cover, with a faded spine and the remains of a paper title label on it, foxing throughout, the binding is starting to split, book binders ticket on the front paste down end paper, a good copy.

Mendelsohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography, volume 1, page960:This volume, the results of the author's efforts to form a compilation of facts concerning the native races, is regarded as one of the best in the subject, and contains many valuable papers by the Rev. H. H. Dugmore, and Messrs. Warner, Brownlee, and Ayliff. The geography, government, laws, and customs of the natives are fully described, and the mass of information thus presented is extremely useful to students of the habits of the aborigines of South Africa. The genealogical tables assist in explaining the somewhat complex system of the Kaffir laws of inheritance and descent, and a census of British Kaffraria in 1857 is appended.

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 140 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
  • Telephone: 021 794 0600
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