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Muller, Hendrik P.N. & Snelleman, Joh. F.

INDUSTRIE DES CAFRES DU SUD-EST DE L'AFRIQUE;

collection recueille sur le lieux et notice ethnographique par Hendrik P.N. Muller; description des objets representes par Joh. F. Snellerman

Published: E.J. Brill, Leyde, [1893]

Edition: First edition

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1 volume (various paginations), 27 plates (19 tinted lithograped plates and 8 chromolithographed plates), laid down on one side. Folio. Cloth spine, marbled paper covered boards, worn along edges. Binding weak. Preliminary pages browned. Very small print run.

Lengthy descriptions accompany the 27 full page engravings. Illustrations include spears, daggers, shields, bowls, pipes, headrests, headdresses, beadwork, jewellery and musical instruments.

Muller (1859-1940) was descended from a wealthy trading family and lived in Rotterdam. After travels down both east and west African coasts, he travelled through South Africa and in his later years developed a great love for the Orange Free State. He published a number of books about his African travels. During the South African War, 1899-1902 he worked behind the scenes for the two Republics. See Mendelssohn, SOUTH AFRICAN BIBLIOGRAPHY, volume 2, pages 63-64; and DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN BIOGRAPHY. volume 1.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 37 x 28 cm
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