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Backhouse, James

A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa

Published: Hamilton, Adams, and Co., London, 1844

Edition: First

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Re-bound with maroon coloured synthetic leather covered boards and gilt titling on the spine. New white end papers. xvi prelims, 648 text pages, followed by appendices paginated from i to lvi. 2 maps, one folding and one fold out. 44 illustrations, of which 16 are full page etchings and 28 are in text wood-cuts. CONDITION DETAILS: This was a poor copy that was rescued. The new binding was done by \"Artistic Bookbinders\" in Johannesburg about 30 or 40 years ago. This bindery no longer exists. The binding is just a plain maroon synthetic leather with titling on the spine - certainly neither \"artistic\" nor in sympathy with the age of the book. The pages have been trimmed and a few of the plates have been severely trimmed, making them smaller than the page size. A couple of soil marks. A few pen marks in the margins.
  • Binding Condition: Modern re-bind
  • Overall Condition: Fairly decent
  • Size: 224mm x 144mm
  • Sold By: Gandolph's Books
  • Contact Person: Arnaud Labuschagne
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: gandolph@telkomsa.net
  • Telephone: +27 11-624-1752
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Cash, Cheque deposits in Rands, bank transfers.
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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