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J. S. Christopher


A cotton, sugar grazing and agricultural country. With a map of the Colony and a vocabulary of the Natal or Zulu Language.

Published: Effingham Wilson, London, 1850

Edition: Second edition

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1 volume. Second edition 1850.

Bookplate I. & F. W. Hosken.

Bookplate of 'Alderson of Alderson, Cheshire'.

An important and scarce work.

Publishers blind-stamped covers.

Gilt titles to front and spine.

170 pages.

4 tinted lithographs.

1 fold-out colour map [40 x 52 cm.].

"The author was a staunch believer of colonisation and promoted

emigration to Algoa Bay many years before he saw the country.

He visited Natal and considered it even more favourable than the

Cape Colony for emigrants. He bought farms, formed a Land Company,

and settled there with his family. There is a short description of the country,

with information of every description for the use of the colonists, together

with articles, contributed by various writers. The work is illustrated with

lithographic views, and contains a map compiled from sketches by Dr. Stanger."

[Mendelssohn, South African Bibliography Vol. 1, p 523.]

Recorded shipping weight 1000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 22.5 x 14.5 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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