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SA Auction #94 begins on 30 Sep 2021

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Christopher (J.S.)


Published: Effingham Wilson; Hatchard and Sons & Trelawny Saunders, London, 1850

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a Grazing, Agricultural, and Cotton-growing country. Comprising descriptions of this well-endowed Colony from the year 1575 to the present time, by Government Officials and Travellers. With a Map of the Colony, and Engravings.

With an Appendix, and a Vocabulary of the Natal or Zulu language.

146 pages, folding colour map as frontispiece, neatly repaired at folds (the paper is brittle), 4 tinted lithographic plates, errata slip tipped in opposite page 43, Addenda (pages 145/6) dated September 1850, full black calf with gilt borders and with red title label on the spine

A South African Bibliography, volume 1, page 523, and volume 5, page 69, Mendelssohn (Sydney) South African Bibliography, volume 1, page 336, ‘The author was a staunch believer in the virtue of colonisation as a means of lessening suffering and poverty and he states that he “promoted emigration to Algoa Bay”…There is a short description of the country, with information of every description for the use of the colonists, together with article, contributed by various writers…’

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo (225 x 140 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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