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John Centlivres Chase, a Settler of 1820

The Cape of Good Hope & The Eastern Province of Algoa Bay (book once belonged to W. H. Coetzer & Manfred Nathan)

Published: Pelham, Richardson, London, 1843

Edition: First Edition

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This copy once belonged to renowned South African artist W. H. Coetzer (1900-1983). Coetzer is known for his depictions of events in early Boer/Afrikaner history. He designed the tapestries in the Voortrekker Monument and also painted historic scenes on the walls. His signed bookplate is on the front paste down.

Another renowned former owner of this book was lawyer and writer Manfred Nathan. Apart from being the author of many South African law books, he also wrote the histories of the Huguenots in South Africa, The Voortrekkers, a biography on President Paul Kruger and a work of fiction titled Sarie Marais. His rubber name stamp is on the front end paper.

The small bookplate of well-known Africana book collector Robert P. Siff is also on the front end paper.

Fold-out map of South Africa. Vignettes in text. Frontis + plate in text. The fold-out map has a tear but with no loss of paper.

'An accurate account of the Cape at this period, containing, in particular, a large amount of information respecting the 1820 settlers, and the Eastern Province generally.'

xvi + 338pp.

  • Binding Condition: Fair
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo.
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
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