Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa
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In which are described the character and the condition of the Dutch colonists of the Cape of Good Hope, and of the several tribes of natives beyond its limits: the natural history of such subjects as occurred in the animal, mineral, and vegetable kingdoms; and the geography of the southern extremity of Africa. Comprehending also a topographical and statistical sketch of the cape colony with an inquiry into its importance as a naval and military station; as a commercial emporium; and as a territorial possession. London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1801 and 1804. First edition, in two volumes (pp. vii, 419; xi, 452, index). Quarto (28 cm) in contemporary polished calf, armorial gilt decoration, gilt titles, marbled endpapers; Volume I with the large folding map, Volume II with folding view of entrance to Cape Town plus six coloured charts or maps. See Mendelssohn, I: 87- 88. A few pages lightly toned or spotted; otherwise a clean, bright copy of the first edition.
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