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Noble (John)

THE CAPE AND ITS PEOPLE AND OTHER ESSAYS (Presentation copy from Maclear to Herschel)

Published: J.C. Juta, Cape Town, 1869

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by South African Writers.

viii + 408 pages, original pebble-grained cloth, titled gilt on the spine, with the binder’s ticket of Saul Solomon, 40 St. George’s Street, Cape Town, at the bottom of the front paste-down endpaper, front hinge cracked but holding firmly on the ties.

Presentation inscription on the second free endpaper, ‘With compliments from Sir Thos, Maclear’ and the pencil signature of Sir John Herschel at the top of the page. Stamp of the Herschel Library, Collingwood on the title page.

Sir Thomas Maclear’s article entitled ‘Earth Measurements in the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern,’ is the last in the volume (pages 381 – 408). Herschel has made several manuscript annotations and diagrams in the margins of this essay.

Sir John Herschel (1792-1871) and his farther Sir William before him, formed a considerable library at his home ‘Collingwood’ near Hawkhurst in Kent.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo (190 x 130 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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