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Von Manger & Kuafmann

CATALOGUE OF THE DESSINIAN COLLECTION,

Published: Cape of Good Hope, 1821

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IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CAPE TOWN.

Complied by the The Rev. Messrs. Von Manger & Kaufmann.

209 + 8 pages index (lacks pages 9 - 36 of the index), original blue paper-covered boards laid down and bound in, some foxing and staining throughout, bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper. Mendelssohn (S.) South African Bibliography, volume 1, pages 973/4, 'This collection of books, with a few manuscripts and paintings, was bequeathed by Mr. Joachim Nicolaas Von Dessin to the City of Cape Town, in the year 1761, to "serve as a foundation of a public library for the advantage of the community." The collection possessed 4565 volumes, but few of these relate to South Africa.'

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo (210 x 135 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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