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Author: PHILIP John

Title: Researches In South Africa Illustrating The Civil, Moral And Religous Condition Of Native Tribes Including Journals Of The Authors Travels In The Interior

Price: £580.00

Year: 1828

Edition: 1st Edn

Publisher: James Duncan

Summary: 2 volumes, xxxv-403 pages viii-450 pages + 1, frontis plate to Vol I "View of Bethelsdorp", folding map, frontis to Vol II + plate "Plan of Theopolis", foxing to frontis, tissue guard and title page of Vol I, less so to last 4 pages and blank end paper, also foxing to map and title page of Vol II and again to last 4 pages, armorial bookplate of "Henry Birkbeck" to front free EP and printed label of Henry Birkbeck Jun. to front paste down to both volumes. Bound in a contemporary 1/2 green calf, gilt title and blind stamp decorations to spine compartments, some light rubbing to edges. Few books on South Africa matters have been subject of such fierce denunciation and bitter criticism as these volumes. the author proceeded to South Africa in the service of the London Missionary Society in 1819 and soon became the most drastic censor on the methods pursued towards the natives by the colonists. Mendelssohn Vol 2 pp160\61

Ref: 20564

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