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SA Auction #88 begins on 21 Jan 2021

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Isaacs, Nathaniel


descriptive of the Zoolus, their manners [and] 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

Published: C. Struik, Cape Town, 1970

Edition: De luxe new, revised edition

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xxxi, 349 pages: illustrations (some colour), portraits. Quarto. Full tan leather with gilding. Marbled endpapers, dust wrapper. Spotting to top page edges & preliminary pages. Bears book plate of Edna and Frank Bradlow on front free endpaper.

No. 12 of an edition limited to 100 copies.

Isaacs accompanied Lieutenant King on his voyage to Natal in search of King's friends, Lieutenant Farewell and Francis Fynn. Isaacs and King were shipwrecked in Natal Bay and while the crew built another ship, Isaacs ventured inland to visit Shaka's royal kraal. He records his impressions of the Zulu people and their customs, which are particularly interesting as they are an accurate account of the Zulu people before they came under European influence. He lived in daily contact with Shaka and was treated on the whole with favour, having rank and honours conferred upon him, as well as a large tract of land. 

  • Jacket Condition: Very good
  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 28 x 21 cm
  • Sold By: Select Books
  • Contact Person: David McLennan
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Telephone: 021-4246955
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Credit card; EFT
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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