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Published: William Bridekirk, Cape Town, 1826 -1829

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2 volumes 1826 -1829

Volume 1 no 1 7 January - no 41 11 November 1822; Volume 2 no 15 February 1827 – no. 35 27 January 1829, both volumes rebound in quarter brown morocco with matching cloth boards – slightly insect scarred, titled gilt on the spine, a very good set.

On the front paste down end paper in volume 1 is the a receipt for 10 Rds, the subscription for the first year, signed by Suasso de Lima with a fragment of the original binding laid down.

Folio Volumes :Volume 1 (360 x270mm) and volume 2 (450 x270mm)

De Verzamelaar was a weekly Dutch newspaper founded by Joseph Suasso de Lima in Cape Town in 1826. It ran from 1826 – 1848. From 1827 – 1829 it was published as the Kaapsche Courant, Afrikaansche Berichter of de Verzamelaar, but was out of business by 1830, although De Lima kept trying to resuscitate it, notably from 1839 to 1848.

Joseph Suasso De Lima (1791–1858), South African writer and journalist. Member of an Amsterdam family of Portuguese origin, he qualified in law, wrote for Amsterdam publishers, and in 1816 went on a government mission to Batavia. In 1818 he settled at the Cape as printer, publisher, and translator (of Hebrew, among other languages). One of the early South African literary figures to use Dutch, he wrote poems, plays, pamphlets, almanacs, and directories. His versatility and his lameness were both butts for the enemies he made in various controversies. He defended the form of colloquial Dutch spoken at the Cape, opened the first Dutch bookshop in South Africa, and ran the first weekly paper, the satirical De Verzamelaar, for several years from 1826. His Gedichten appeared in Amsterdam in 1821; his Nieuwe Gedichten in 1840. In 1825 he published his brief Geschiedenis van de Kaap de Goede Hoop, the first manual of Cape history. De Lima joined the Dutch Reformed Church in 1833, but made a donation to the building fund of the first Cape synagogue in 1849.

  • Overall Condition: A very good set
  • Size: Folios
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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