The Present State of the Cape of Good-Hope: or, a Particular Account of the several nations of the Hottentots: Their religion, government, laws, customs, ceremonies, and opinions. .with a short account of the Dutch Settlement at the Cape. 2 volumes

Kolben (Peter), translated from the German by Guido Medley:

Verlag: London; W Innys 1st edition, 1731
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Two volumes, 8vo, contemporary speckled mid-brown calf, the boards with gilt double fillet, the spines with raised bands with gilt double fillet lines, original lettering piece but later (not recent) numbering piece, trimmed armorial bookplate on both pastedowns. Hinges cracked; tips of corners exposed; extremities and spine rather rubbed. VOLUME 1: frontispiece, 17 plates (2 folding), [2]pp advertisements, xviii, [viii], 365pp, verso blank, 1pp advert, verso blank. Small, neat, inscription on upper margin title-page (just the name on vol 2's title-page); two zeros inked in pp12; upper margins a little dust stained; some occasional browning, especially of plates; printer's overlay changing 'without' to 'and' pp89; rust hole affecting 2 letters recto pp121. VOLUME 2: frontispiece, folding map, 11 plates, xviii [2pp table of contents inserted after A3, between dedication and preface], 363 [1]pp advert. Lower corner C3 and C4 cropped partly affecting one letter; pp98 paper fault in fore-margin; upper margins a little dust stained; some browning, especially of plates. A slightly shabby set but complete in near contemporary binding. [Mendelssohn 1, pp844]. The author was sent by Baron van Krosik to make astronomical observations at the Cape; this took some eight years, the last two of which he was employed by the Cape Council. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Titel: The Present State of the Cape of Good-Hope: ...
Verlag: London; W Innys 1st edition
Erscheinungsdatum: 1731

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Buchbeschreibung Pranava Books, 2018. Softcover. Zustand: NEW. Reprinted from 1731 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Language: eng Volume: v.2 426 pages Volume: v.2. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 100152549739

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