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A Wilmot & John Centlivres Chase

History of the Cape Colony

from its discovery to the year 1819

Published: J.C. Juta, Cape Town, 1869

Edition: First

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'The first regular and consecutive history of the Cape Colony. The greater part of the first section of the work was published in the first volume of The South African Magazine, 1867, in which twelve chapters appeared, bringing the history of the Colony up to the year 1854. Later on, Mr. Wilmot altered the scope of his work, by eliminating everything subsequent to the year 1819, and amending and revising the remainder' - Mendelssohn, South African Bibliography, V 2, page 622-623

Theal:  "Mr. Wilmot made all the use that was possible of printed matter upon the colony before 1820, but he had not access to the manuscript archives. As a pioneer work, this book must be spoken of with respect, and assuredly no small amount of time and labour was bestowed upon the preparation of the first portion of it. It is now out of print, and it is rarely met with."

 First edition: 530 + xvii (appendix); rebacked in half leather; gilt title on ribbed, decorted spine dark green pebble grained cloth binding. A beautiful copy.

  • Jacket Condition: N/A
  • Binding Condition: Rebound 1/2 leather
  • Overall Condition: Near fine
  • Size: 8vo; 710g
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