Borcherds, Petrus Borchardus
An Autobiographical Memoir, being a plain narrative of occurrences from early life to advanced age, chiefly intended for his children and descendants, countrymen and friends.
Seller ID: 2359S
Cape Town: A. S. Robertson, 1861. First edition (pp. xxv, 500). Octavo (22 cm) in brown publisher’s cloth, gilt titles, impressed decoration; frontis of author. Spine sunned, tips worn; first and last few pages lightly foxed. “The author entered the Civil Service of the Cape Colony when quite a young boy, and remained in the employ of the Government throughout the frequent changes of flag which occurred at the commencement of the nineteenth century…. When only about fifteen years of age young Borcherds” accompanied a year-long expedition to the Bechuanas as secretary, in the result reporting much new information about “the Bushmen, Hottentots, Corannas, Bechuanas and other tribes inhabiting the region.” Excellent descriptions of the social and political life in Cape Town (Mendelssohn). Very Good. Also included, a modern facsimile copy of the Memoirs (pictured).
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