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T. Arbousset & F. Daumas

Narrative of an Exploratory Tour to theNorth-East of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope

Relation D'un Voyage D'Exploration au Nord-Est de la Colonie Du Cap de Bonne-Esperance

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The English translation published by Struik 1968. Facsimile Reprint. Volume 27 of the Africana Collectanea series.  This edition limited to 750 numbered copies. This is copy 635. With pull-out map and 330 pages. In very good condition.

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.

The 1842 edition printed in Paris by Arthus Bertrand, Rue Hautefeuille, 23.

608 pages, appendice, saisons de L'annee, explication des dessins, table des matieres.

This copy has foxing and browning throughout the book and is also loose from the spine. Part of lower spine also loose.  See it as a wondeful addition to the newer translation in English.


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