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SA Auction #96 begins on 20 Jan 2022

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Butler (Capt. H.)

SOUTH AFRICAN SKETCHES.

Published: Ackermann and Co., London, 1841

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Illustrative of the Wild Life of a Hunter on the Frontier of the Cape Colony.

Additional lithographed title-page as frontispiece, 15 pages of letterpress & 15 lithograph plates containing 31 drawings of which 16 are hand-coloured, original blind stamped cloth, titled gilt on upper cover, new leather back with the title hand lettered in white, hinges simply strengthened with cloth and brown paper tape, light foxing throughout.

Mendelssohn 1:235, 'This work was '...to relieve the dreariness of two years residence upon a barbarian frontier...' It serves as an excellent record of the appearance of this part of the Colony during the first half of the nineteenth century'.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: small folio (380 x 280 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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