Thunberg, Charles Peter
Travels in Europe, Africa, and Asia, made between the years 1770 and 1779.
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London: P. and C. Rivington, 1796. Third edition, in four volumes (Vol 1: A Voyage to the Southern Parts of Europe, and to the Cape of Good Hope in Africa; Vol 2: Two expeditions to the interior parts of the country adjacent to the Cape of Good Hope and a Voyage to the Island of Java; Vol 3: A Voyage to Japan and travels in different parts of tat Empire; Vol 4: Travels in the Empire of Japan and in the island of Java and Ceylon, together with the Voyage Home); pp. frontis, xii, 317, index, two plates (one folding); xiv, four plates, 316, index; xiii, Vocabulary of Japanese language, 285, index; xix, Explanation of the Plates, 293, index, four plates. Small octavo (20 cm) in contemporary speckled calf, remnants of gilt titles and decoration; ten plates, total, one folding, bookplates of Rev. Samuel Blacker (1771- 1849) of Armagh. Dr. Thunberg spent some three years at the Cape and made several expeditions into Caffraria in the company of Masson, Oldenburg, and others. Gives much information about the natural history of the country, together with notes on the Hottentots, Kaffirs, & slaves…. The work is crammed with accurate observations of all kinds. The Wreck of the “Jorge Thomas” supplied the theme for the immortal story of Woltemade.” By the “Father of Cape Botany” Mendelssohn (II, 499- 500). Hinges starting but holding, usual scuffing and wear. Very Good.
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