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Auction #115 begins on 30 May 2024

Simon van der Stel. Edited by Gilbert Waterhouse


Published: Hodges, Figgis & Co, Dublin, 1932

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This is regarded as one of the first published versions of the Journal since it was compiled in 1685-86. This manuscript was lost in 1692 and re-discovered by this editor in Dublin in 1922. It took him 10 years to complete the book, which includes the Dutch text and the English translation, and a large number of illustrations of plants and animals found on the expedition. Many illustrations, attributed to Claudius, and map. Pages: [i-iii]iv-xxviii pp 1-183, plus 7 plates and Animals, birds and reptile Folios 733-783; Plants Folios 785-869. In appendix I and II, Waterhouse quotes from Valentijn, Tachard and Ovington for contemporary comments on Van der Stel. Dust Jacket cream coloured paper, which has become light brown and brittle, cracking at all the creases. The brittle DJ has been repaired and reinforced. Dark green cloth-covered blind-stamped boards, gilt titles and gilt crest of Dublin University Press. Overall, the book, covers and binding are Very Good.
  • Size: 275 x 185 x 25 mm
  • Sold By: Pringle Bay Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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