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SA Auction #94 begins on 30 Sep 2021

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Theal (George McCall) comp.


Published: W. A. Richards & Sons, Cape Town, 1883

Edition: First Edition

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Copies of official documents of various kinds, accounts of travellers, &c.

Collected and arranged by order of the Honourable J. W. Sauer, Esq., Secretary for Native Affairs, by Geo. M. Theal, First Clerk in the Native Affairs Department.

With maps and sketches of boundary lines

3 volumes plus index, light foxing throughout, rebound in half blue leather with matching boards, red title label gilt on the spine, a very good set.

First edition: 3 volumes Vol. 1 1833 -1852 xx, 637 pages; Vol 2 1853-1861 xci + 611 pages; Vol. 3 lxxiv+ 894 pages; Index 40 pages.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) A South African Bibliography vol. 2 page 476 :This compilation comprises a collection of documents affording an almost complete history of everything connected with Basutoland from 1833-1868, and the compiler states (" History of South Africa, 1834-1854 ") that a further volume was in readiness for the printer, when the Cape Colony was relieved of the administration of Basutoland, and a continuation of the work was not needed " for the purposes of the Cape Government, who had directed the publication of the records. " The volumes printed contain everything in the Archives of the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, and the Paris evangelical missionary society " relating to the territory during this period, " besides many extracts from newspapers and accounts of travellers."

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Set
  • Size: 8vo (240 x160mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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