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SA Auction #96 begins on 20 Jan 2022

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Barrow (J.)


Published: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand, London, 1801- 1804

Edition: First edition

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In the years 1797 and 1798: including cursory observations on the geology and geography of the southern part of that continent: the natural history of such objects as occurred in the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms; and sketches of the physical and moral characters of the various tribes of inhabitants surrounding the settlement of the Cape of Good Hope.

To which is annexed a description of the present state, populations, and produce of that extensive colony; with a map constructed entirely from actual observations made in the course of the travels.

First Edition, 2 volumes: 419 + 452 pages, folding aquatint plate with sepia tint of 'Entrance to Cape Town from Green Point' as frontispiece to volume 2, large folding map in volume 1 with the author’s journeys indicated in red – the map which has been carelessly folded, is lightly foxed and with small tears at the folds, 7 smaller maps (lacks the map at page 76 in volume I) - some partly coloured and folding - including the Military Plan of the Cape Peninsula, the two volumes are not uniformly bound: I. Old tree calf sides with new leather back and corners and a dark red title label, 285 x 220 mm. II. Quarter leather with a red title label and marbled paper sides, 265 x 215 mm., some light foxing and browning throughout.

  • Binding Condition: Fair
  • Overall Condition: Fair
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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