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SA Auction #84 begins on 30 Jul 2020

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[Le Vaillant (F.)]


Published: Library of Parliament, Cape Town, 1973

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And his collection of 165 water-colour paintings. 1781-1784

2 volumes, volume 1: 172 pages of letterpress + 89 colour plates and 2 folding maps, volume 2: 181 pages of letterpress + 95 colour plates, book plate of Vernon Forbes on the front paste down end papers in both volumes, blue cloth gilt, a very good set.

There are 2 loosely inserted annotations to volume 1 in Vernon Forbes's handwriting and a tipped in article and note by Vernon Forbes on page 73 of volume 1.

There are 4 signatures on the half title page including one for DR Lewin Robinson who was one of the contributors. As well as the watercolours these volumes contain articles on various aspects of Le Vaillant's life and work. Contributors include Matthys Bokhorst, Vernon Forbes, Ronald Lewcock and Dirk Visser, Percival Kirby, S.H. Skaife and A.M. Lewin Robinson.

Number 797 of an English edition limited to 2,500 copies.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Set
  • Size: Large 4to (310 x 240 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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