Christison Rare Books (IOBA, SABDA): Africana
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LATROBE, C[HRISTIAN] I[GNATIUS]
Journal of a Visit to South Africa, in 1815, and 1816. With Some Account of the Missionary Settlements of the United Brethren, Near the Cape of Good Hope
(Cape Town: Struik, 1969). . Number 218 of an edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. Text facsimile of the 1818 edition published by Seeley, with a new introduction by Frank R. Bradlow. 4to; original brown cloth gilt; ribbon marker; pp. (ii) + 44 + (iv) + vii + (i) + 406 + (ii); frontis. porlrait, with tissue-guard; large, folding route map; 16 plates after the originals, including the 12 lovely aquatints. Slight bump to bottom fore-corner; earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper; frontis. tissue-guard has worked loose, but is present; merest trace of foxing to top edge and endpapers. Very good to near fine condition. (Original edition: Mendelssohn I, pp. 866-7; SABIB 3, p. 59; Hosken, p. 120) "Latrobe's impressions of his Cape visit are recorded in his well-known book, Journal of a visit to South Africa in 1815 and 1816, first published in England in 1818. An accurate and observant piece of work, it gives an impartial view of conditions at the Cape. Of the twelve aquatint illustrations, ten are after drawings by Latrobe and two after Melville." - DSAB III, p. 499..
Christison Rare BooksVendeur professionnel
N° du livre: 7714
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 66.5 | CHF 71.5]
Catalogue: Africana
Mots-clés: Moravian Missions. Genadendal. Baviaanskloof. Groenekloof. Mamre. Lord Charles Somerset. Slachter's Nek. . . Eastern

 
LEWSEN, PHYLLIS, AND OTHERS
Brenthurst Archives. Footnotes to History from the Brenthurst Library, Johannesburg, the Private Africana Collection of Mr H.F. Oppenheimer. Volume 1, Number 1, 1994
(Johannesburg: The Brenthurst Press, 1994) 10222421. . An edition limited to 1650 copies. 4to; original dark green papered boards, with pictorial onlay to upper board, gilt lettering to spine and upper board; pp. 56, incl. index; liberally illustrated, with facsimiles, reproductions of contemporary photographs and artwork, incl. some full colour. Tiny scuff to top edge of upper board. Near fine condition. The following essays appear in this edition: 'Olive Schreiner: Selected documents', by Phyllis Lewsen; 'The Cape in 1827 as seen by Marianne James', by Brian Warner; 'Some bookplates in The Brenthurst Library', by F. G. Brownell; A visit to Table Bay in 1608, by Paul Mills..
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N° du livre: 5423
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14 | CHF 15]
Catalogue: Africana
Mots-clés: Book Collecting. Manuscripts. . Havelock Ellis. . . Good Hope. . Robert Covert

 
VAN RIEBEECK SOCIETY (PUBLISHERS)
Van Riebeeck Society. Complete First Series of Fifty Volumes
(Cape Town: The Van Riebeeck Society, 1918-1969). . Fifty 8vo volumes, bound in the characteristic pale grey buckram, lettered in dark blue on the spines, and with the Society's device in dark blue to the upper cover in each case. Some flecking, stippling and light wear to the cloth in several volumes, a few of which have a faint damp-stain to the fore-edges of the boards; ownership hand-stamps or inscriptions to front endpapers in some volumes; moderate foxing in some of the books, others completely unfoxed. Overall, a good to very good complete compilation of the First Series. During the period of the First Series, the Society, which has few parallels worldwide (the Hakluyt Society being one noteworthy example) remained true to its foundation aim of publishing "primary sources in southern African history, which were inaccessible to the average South African." Several of the volumes are now exceedingly elusive. "Thus the Van Riebeeck Society was born, and on 29 August 1918 an inaugural meeting was held in the South African Library. Only fifteen people were present. A sign of the times is that no less than four of those present were titled. At this meeting, with Mr Merriman in the chair, Mr Jagger proposed that the Library's publication funds of 'some £160' should be handed over to the Van Riebeeck Society 'for the publication of South African Historical Documents'. It was decided that the annual subscription be ten shillings and life membership '£5 or more'. The first publication was to be the De Chavonnes and Van Imhoff already prepared for the press. The object of the Society was 'to print, or re-print, for distribution among the members and for sale to the public rare and valuable books, pamphlets and documents relating to the history of South Africa.' This clause remains unchanged in the 'Laws of the Society', to the present day." - Frank R. Bradlow: The Van Riebeeck Society 1918-1978.
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N° du livre: 7227
GBP 1250.00 [Appr.: EURO 1382.5 | CHF 1487]
Catalogue: Africana

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