South Africa Delineated; or, Sketches, Historical and Descriptive, of Its Tribes and Missions, and of the British Colonies of the Cape and Port-Natal
John Mason, London. 1850, First Edition. Hardcover. 216 pages (complete). A contented copy. Included: two copies of "Index to South Africa Delineated by Thornley Smith - Compiled by AA Roberts - Johannesburg Public Library 1956". Both printed on newsprint with stapled binding. One copy is much worn, creased and marked by handling; the other is smarter with just light wear about the spine edges. Both are secure and sure and healthy. Both are sized to match that of the book. Original boards that have blind-stamped decoration. The spine has, at some recent time, been repaired with a very smart, professional looking, cloth spine-strip. Pressed gilt borders and titling (fresh). The black boards have wear, scuffing, handling and storage marks. They are a little dulled. They are steady and sure. Fresh end-papers. First original page has a gift inscription. The contents are genial, mild-mannered. There are flushes and shallow pools of foxing particularly fore and aft. However, there are occasional flurries or smears of foxing throughout. In general, and by far, the contents are pleasingly clean, clear, convivial, certain, tidy and companionable. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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