This is the first edition of Holden's seminal book. The author, Reverend Holden was a Wesleyan missionary who spent 27 years in South Africa. Rapid change demanded frequent revision of this work and rendered the last section redundant. Theal attests to the accuracy and importance of the first two sections. (Mendelssohn's South African bibliography I, p. 725; Theal's Catalogue of South African Books & Pamphlets, p. 141). In 1963, Struik published a limited reprint edition of this important book.
This book has been beautifully rebound recently, in half Moroccan leather and marbled boards.
The contents - xii + 516 pp of text and appendix and all 11 illustrations plus one map and one fold out genealogy table present). The pages are in very good condition with light foxing of a few pages. There is a stainfrom the pressing of a flower on p.146 andthe adjacenttable - see image. Ink inscription onthe rear of the frontispiece.
A beautifully rebound copy in very good condition.
- Overall Condition: Very good - restored
- Size: vo