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Latrobe (Rev. C.I.)

JOURNAL OF A VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA, IN 1815

Published: Published by L.B. Seeley, London, 1818

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With Some Account of the Missionary Settlements of the United Brethren, near the Cape of Good Hope.

406 pages, folding coloured map as frontispiece with the author’s outward and return journeys outlined in red and blue, 12 fine hand coloured aquatint plates drawn by R. Cocking from sketches by the author, and 4 uncoloured plates, recent quarter blue leather titled and decorated in gilt on the spine, marbled paper sides, fold in title page strengthened with Japanese paper,some light foxing, the plates are crisp and well coloured.

'South Africa in Print' comments about Latrobe that 'He has left an important volume of travels with illustrations second only to those of Burchell'. Colvin in his introduction to Mendelssohn's 'Bibliography' describes the Journals as 'written with much sweet piety and simplicity of spirit, yet (he) shows shrewdness of observation and a fine common sense.'

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 4to (270 x 220 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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