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Theal, George McCall

Willem Adriaan van der Stel. And [three] other historical sketches

Published: Maskew Miller, Cape Town, 1913

Edition: First

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  • Unusually, the book is divided into "historical sketches", each with its own synoptical index

Full-bound in maroon cloth with blind rules and gilt design to the upper board, gilt lettering and rules to the spine and blind rules to the lower board, plain black endpapers, vi + 325 pp of text and indexes


  1. Exploration by the Portuguese . . . Discovery of the Cape of Good Hope
  2. War in the Netherlands and four other parts
  3. Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel in four parts
  4. Louis Triegard and Pieter Uys and one other part


  • Complete and better than very good overall - and this for a 109-year-old copy
  • The rounded binding is tight, the boards and gilt and the endpapers are pristine; the prelims and next two leaves and the last four leaves are foxed; there are foxing spots to the top and front page-edges; otherwise undiscoloured; there is an ownership signature on the front free endpaper verso; otherwise unmarked
  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 220 x 160 x 30; 0.8 kg
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft (South Africa), SWIFT (rest of world), of or $ checks for US or Australian buyers
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

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