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SA Auction #83 begins on 18 Jun 2020

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Henry Brooks


Published: L. Reeve & Co., London, 1876

Edition: First Edition

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"Natal, a History and Description of the Colony. Including Its Natural Features, Productions, Industrial Condition and Prospects".

"The contents comprise chapters on the geographical position and character of the country, its geological formation, climate, wild animal life, indigenous vegetable productions, early history, British colonization and rule, and social progress and prospects. There is an account of the rise and growth of the Zulu power; and the descriptions of the flora and fauna, together with the beautiful coloured lithographs of Natal flowers and shrubs, taken from the author's original paintings, show him to have been a competent naturalist and botanist, as well as an artist of no mean ability. The work is further illustrated by a number of photographs, and there is a map of the colony, and a chart showing the harbour of Durban and the surrounding country."

Three small tape marks on front and rear paste-downs, else in fine unread, unopened condition. Page edges uncut.

Colour frontispiece. 15 laid down photographic prints, including two hand-coloured plates of flowers. Fold-out map of Natal and plate of the Port of Natal.

336pp + 16pp advertisements at rear.

  • Binding Condition: Near Fine
  • Overall Condition: Near Fine
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
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