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SA Auction #81 begins on 05 Mar 2020

Leibbrandt, Hendrik Carel Vos

Rambles Through the Archives of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, 1688-1700. First Series (1887)

Published: J C Juta and Co, Cape Town, 1887

Edition: First

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  • Leibbrandt was Keeper of the Archives and Librarian of Parliament
  • This is a rare copy of the first series - the only series published
  • The dedication is to the Colonial Secretary, John Tudhope 

Leibbrandt's survey begins with the appointment of Simon van der Stel's son, Willem Adriaan, as governor, and ends with the announcement of a bumper wool crop and the belief that this could be exported

Maroon cloth-boards, blind rules to the panels and gilt lettering to the spine, plain primrose endpapers, xvi/205 pp of prelims, text, appendixes and addenda, complete, unmarked and unfoxed; unillustrated

  • Very slight rubbing of board joins/edges and some light early sunning foxing, but Very Good throughout
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 185 x 130
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
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