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Pringle, Thomas

NARRATIVE OF A RESIDENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Published: Struik, Cape Town, 1966

Edition: Africana Collectanea Volume XX

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Hardcover quarto bound in maroon faux leather boards. Decorative design on the front board with gilt titling to the spine.

The famous narrative of a somewhat enlightened British settler to the Eastern Cape frontier in the colonisation project of the British government.

A man of letters – a poet, a journalist, a social reformer – Pringle describes his experiences in South Africa from 1819 to his return to England in 1826 where he later became the secretary of the Committee of the Anti-Slavery Society. His is a fascinating story which differs significantly from most contemporary accounts of the time.

This 1966 reprint of the 1834 Part 2 of his 'African Sketches' was originally intended to be published in Cape Town in 1825/6. This volume was published in an edition of 750 copies but is not numbered.

The dust jacket (in plastic wrapper) has a few minor chips and tears on corners and back but is in crisp colourful condition. The text block has a little dust staining on the top edge but is in rather good condition. 352 pages with a map and 9 photographic illustrations.

  • Jacket Condition: Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 220 x 150 mm
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