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30 May 2019 16:30 GMT

Burchell (W.J.)

TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (De Luxe Edition)

Published: C.Struik, Cape Town, 1967

Edition: De Luxe Edition

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De Luxe Edition: Two volumes, 582 + 648 pages, frontispiece portrait, large folding colour map tipped onto the rear paste-down endpaper in volume I, 20 colour plates - 5 folding, many text illustrations, full brown leather gilt, top edges gilt, a very good set.

Number 15 of this facsimile reprint limited to 1000 copies of which 100 are bound in full leather.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography Volume 1, page 224: 'The most valuable and accurate work on South Africa published up to the first quarter of the nineteenth century, and embracing a description of a large part of the Cape Colony and Bechuanaland at this period. Theal ("History of South Africa, 1795-1834") remarks that the author was "a man of talent, an easy writer, and scrupulously exact in his descriptions," and according to Sclater he was "a most skilful and well-trained zoologist and botanist, and his observations are all accurate and methodical.”

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Set
  • Size: 4to (280 x220)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
  • Telephone: 021 794 0600
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Visa & Mastercard and Bank transfers
  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA


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