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Arbousset (Rev. T.) & Daumas (Rev. F.)

NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY TOUR TO THE NORTH-EAST OF THE COLONY OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.

Published: A.S., Robertson. Saul Solomon & Co., St George's Street, Cape Town, 1842

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Translated from the French by John Croumbie Brown.

xii, 313 pages (the page numbers 249-256 are used twice so 321 pages in all), quarter black morocco with grey cloth sides, bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper and a corresponding small stamp below the date on the title page, a very good copy of the first Cape Town edition.

 A South African Bibliography, volume I, page 80, originally published in Cape Town in 1846, “a small impression was thrown off at the Cape for circulation amongst the friends of the mission.” From the preface to the London edition published in 1852.

Mendelssohn (S.) South African Bibliography, 1:49-50, 'An account of a tour taken by two French Protestant missionaries who were settled in Basutoland, to that part of South Africa between the Orange and the Vaal Rivers, which was mainly inhabited by the Bechuanas. The tour lasted about three months, and much of the information published was related for the first time, including notes on the Bushmen, Corannas, Basutos, Bechuanas, Griquas, Zulus, and other nations, with chapters on botanical and geological matters, hunting and even literature. There is a full account of the Zulu army, including the names of the regiments, together with those of the Commanders, Lieutenants, and sub-lieutenants, and there are interesting accounts of Chaka and Dingan, with a description of the death of the former, and an ode to the later. There is a short history of the Bechuana tribes’.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 140 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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