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Author: THOMPSON GEORGE

Title: TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA EIGHT YEARS A RESIDENT AT THE CAPE COMPRISING A VIEW OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE CAPE COLONY WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THE PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS OF THE BRITISH EMIGRANTS

Price: £1250.00

Year: 1827

Edition: 1st Edn

Publisher: Henry Colburn

Summary: viii -(ii)-493 4to 20 plates including folding plate of Table Mountain from the parade 17 vignettes and 1 large folding map, a double page plan of Cape Town and a plan of the village of Graaff-Reinet. Contents clean and tight, original full calf boards with later matching spine light rubbing to outer corners of boards. A very good copy of the scarce 1st edition, later reprints were 8vo and in 2 volumes. A valuable work written by a Cape Town merchant who resided in South Africa for many years and who had travelled throughout the greater part of the Cape Colony and Bechuanaland. In 1823-1824 he travelled to the Orange River and Bechuanaland and his account of the regions is recognised as the most important description of this part of the continent published in the early part of the nineteenth century. This valuable work contains a number of excellent engravings, some of which were contributed by the naturalist Wehdemann, and others by Mr. De Meillon and Dr. Heurtley' (Mendelssohn II, p.494). Abbey, Travel 330 (for a 2 volume octavo edition of the same year).

Ref: 20829

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