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Forbes (V.S.) & Rourke (J.)

PATERSON'S CAPE TRAVELS 1777 TO 1779

Published: The Brenthurst Press, Johannesburg, 1980

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First Series, number 6: 202 pages, colour frontispiece, portrait, 8 maps, 62 colour plates with descriptive text, some light foxing on a few pages, green cloth, a very good copy in the dust jacket.

‘Although a version which differs from this text was published in Paterson’s lifetime, this original record of his Cape travels is here published for the first time – a triumph of understatement, a laconic tour de force, and a marked contrast to the flamboyant verbosity of his immediate successor, Francois le Vaillant. It is the first full-length account in English of extensive travel in the interior of Southern Africa and it records the ceremony of naming the Orange River, the first finding of fossils in southern Africa, and the first journey along the diamond coast.’ Editor’s note.

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: Square 4to (270 x 270 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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