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Isaacs (Nathaniel)


Published: C. Struik, Cape Town, 1970

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Descriptive of the Zoolus, their manners, customs with a sketch of Natal, newly revised and edited in one volume, with a biography of the author, notes and appendices, by Louis Herman and Percival R. Kirby.

349 pages, colour frontispiece and four colour plates by G.F. Angas from \'The Kaffirs Illustrated\', map, 10 black & white plates, green cloth, dust jacket very lightly soiled, a good copy.

This edition is limited to 1500 numbered copies. Nos. 1 – 1000. This copy is unnumbered. ‘What is known of the life story of Nathaniel Isaacs presents a strange contrast to the background of respectable, bourgeois, Anglo-Jewish families of Kent whence he issued. Natal pioneer and explorer, ivory hunter and trader, temporary subject of the ferocious Zulu tyrant, Chaka, and courtier at the Great Kraal, this would-be empire builder begins a fresh career at the age of 24 on the west coast of Africa. There as merchant and shipper and proprietor of a tiny island, his activities, not all creditable, are hardly less remarkable; and in the end, he retires and settles down in England two years before his death as \"Nathaniel Isaacs of Kentville, Egremont, in the County of Chester, Gentleman.\"\' Louis Herman.

  • Jacket Condition: Good
  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 4to (280 x 220 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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