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Cullinan, Patrick

Robert Jacob Gordon 1743-1795

Published: Struik Winchester, Cape Town, 1992

Edition: 1st

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An excellent, very near fine copy, in the slipcase, which is bumped on the bottom corner, with the book's corner likewise slightly bumped.

'The full-length biography of the remarkable 18th century explorer, soldier and scientist, following his explorations in Southern Africa, his military service at the Cape, and concluding with his tragic suicide after the surrender of the Cape to the British in 1795. Of Scottish descent, he was first and foremost a Dutchman, serving initially in the elite Scots Brigade, and later with the Dutch East India Company, rising to the rank of Colonel and commanding the Cape Garrison from 1780-1795. Of his six journeys, only the journals of the four made between 1777 and 1786 have so far come to light. It is these records - discovered in 1964 after over 150 years of obscurity - that provide the basis for this masterful study of Gordon the man.' 215pp. beautifully illustrated in colour. Near fine condition.

  • Jacket Condition: excellent
  • Binding Condition: excellent
  • Overall Condition: near fine
  • Size: 4to
  • Sold By: Imagine Books
  • Contact Person: Steven Duckworth
  • Country: South Africa
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