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John Campbell

Travels in South Africa,

undertaken at the request of the Missionary Society, being a narrative of a second journey in the interior of that country.

Published: Francis Westley, London, 1822

Edition: First edition

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First edition, in two volumes (pp. xii, 322; 384). Octavo (23 cm) in fine bespoke binding - polished red calf, gilt titles and decorations, t.e.g., marbled endpapers, gauffred edges (in the style if not by the hand of Bayntun- Riviere). Complete with twelve aquatints (two frontispieces) by Clark from drawings by Campbell and hand-coloured folding, but not very accurate, map (repaired fold) of South Africa.

Campbell's second inspection tour on behalf of the Missionary Society extended over two years beginning at the end of February, 1819, when he and Dr. Philip arrived in Cape Town. Eventually his tour, including two separate journeys, took in the various missions of the Cape Colony and later visits to Lattakoo, Mashow, and Griqua Town (Mendelssohn I, 255 - 56). See also Tooley (123). Save for a few scratches to the back cover of volume one and light spotting here and there in the text, quite a handsome copy. 

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