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Ward, D (editor)

British Bechuanaland Proclamations 1-185, 1885-1893

Published: Governor of British Bechuanaland, Vryburg, 1893

Edition: First

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(See the note to Lot 322. This volume is stamped "House of Assembly, Cape of Good Hope" with "2/1/7" in pencil on the front free endpaper. This book was selected from a pile of surplus books - a fortunate find as these Bechuanaland volumes are now seldom seen outside copyright libraries and archives.)

Two volumes are bound together. The full title-page of Vol I reads "British Bechuanaland Proclamations (Numbers 1 to 185) together with Appendixes containing certain Acts of the Cape Parliament and the more important Government Notices. Edited by D Ward MA LLD, Barrister-at-Law. 1885-1893. Printed by Authority. Grahamstown: J Slater, Printer &c, The Journal Office, 1893". xxv + 622 pp.

Vol II. This includes Proclamations 185-235 for the period 1893-1895, with the same editor. This volume was printed by the Cape Times in Cape Town. xxii + 235 pp.

The beige vellum full binding, with gilt lettering on a red spine label, is well worn, with the upper panel loose from the binding, though two hinges remain attached. The lower panel is also cracked at the endpapers but all three hinges are attached. The binding has loosed but is still rounded and good. Both free endpapers are sunned, with possible damp stains on the paste-downs. The contents are complete, unmarked and undiscoloured.

  • Binding Condition: Fair
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 185 x 135 x 75
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
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