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CASALIS, EUGÉNE: - The Basutos; or Twenty-Three Years in South Africa. London, James Nisbet & Co., 1861.

 1495481082,
. Pp. xx, 355, 8 adv. With eight engraved plates and several illustrations in the text. Rebound in paper covered boards, calf spine with title label. Bound with one folding coloured map (dated 1861) which doesn't belong to the work. One leaf (pp.167-8) restored without loss. First edition of an interesting account of the Basutos describing habits, social and domestic life, government, religious ideas, superstitions, literature and music. Eugène Casalis, French Protestant missionary who spent 23 years in Southern Africa. He arrived at Cape Town in 1833 and participated in establishing a French Protestant Mission in Moriah, Lesotho. Casalis settled in Thaba-Bosis near Mohesh (Lesotho). Mendelssohn I, p. 307.
EUR 450.00 [Appr.: US$ 537.05 | £UK 401.25 | JP¥ 56025] Book number 121005

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