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Leibbrandt, H. C. V.

Precis of the Archives of the Cape of Good Hope. Requesten (Memorials) 1715-1806

Published: Cape Times, Cape Town, 1905

Edition: 1905

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Two demy 8vo volumes; original brown pebbled cloth, lettered in gilt on spines; flecked edges; pp. v + (i) + 440, (ii) + [441-879].  A little wear to cloth, with trace of lower board of first volume, and upper board of second volume having slightly adhered at some point; armorial bookplate to front pastedowns; light browning; a little foxing to endpapers and outermost leaves.  Good to very good condition. 

(Mendelssohn I, p. 882)  The first volume covers surnames starting with the letters A - E, and the second continues the series up to the letter O. "These volumes form a section to the Annexures to the Minutes of the Council of Policy, and will be found to contain much of permanent historical interest. ... When I commenced this work some years ago, my principal object was to comply with the expressed wish of many, to frame as complete a list as possible of the earlier colonists and their birthplaces, but the reader will also find, besides, most important portions of our Colonial History imbedded in many of these memorials, which now see the light of day for the first time." - From the author's Preface, as quoted by Mendelssohn.

  • Binding Condition: Good to very good
  • Overall Condition: Good to very good
  • Size: Demy 8vo
  • Sold By: Christison Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Lindsay Christison
  • Country: South Africa
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