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[Le Vaillant (F.)]

FRANÇOIS LE VAILLANT TRAVELLER IN SOUTH AFRICA (De Luxe Edition)

Published: Library of Parliament, Cape Town, 1973

Edition: De Luxe Edition

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

De Luxe Edition: 2 volumes, volume 1: 172 pages of letterpress, frontispiece + 89 colour plates and 2 folding maps, volume 2: 181 pages of letterpress + 95 colour plates, full blue calf, titled gilt on upper covers and backs, all edges gilt, a very good set.

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, Dirk Visser, Percival Kirby, S.H. Skaife and A.M. Lewin Robinson.

This is number 227 of and English edition limited 2500 copies of which Nos. 1 – 250 are bound in full blue calf.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Set
  • Size: 4to (320 x240mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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