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John Mitford Bowker

SPEECHES, LETTERS AND SELECTIONS FROM IMPORTANT PAPERS of the late John Mitford Bowker

Published: C. Struik, Cape Town, 1962

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Bowker's letters and papers depict the romance of life on the North Eastern frontier of the Cape Colony in the 1830s and 1840s. An account of a time before the worst frontier wars when the African population was relatively free from outside interference. A positive description of shared suffering of British and Dutch colonists and their co-operation. Africana Collectiana Vol. 1. One of a limited edition of 500 copies. Five pages of the new edition. The original edition of 1864 has pp 1-275 plus a 6-page index. All early volumes in the Africana Collectiana series were issued without dust jackets. Brown skivertex-covered boards with pressed design and gilt logo on the front and gilt titles on spine. Some darkening of the outer edges of the pages, otherwise in Very Good condition.
  • Size: 220 x 145 x 27 mm
  • Sold By: Pringle Bay Books
  • Contact Person: Neil Berens
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 082 899 7195 or 083 652 5694
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Mastercard, VISA, and EFT
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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