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Introductory Remarks to a Narrative of the Irruption of the Kafir Hordes.

GODLONTON R. (1837.)

£5000.00  [First Edition]

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Into the Eastern Province of the Cape of Good Hope, A.D. 1834-35. Part I. [Parts II & III]. By the editor of the "Graham's Town Journal". [With] [NEWSPAPER CLIPPING] Petition to the king in Council... a copy of the Petition of the Inhabitants of Albany to "the King"... [and] [GRAHAM'S TOWN JOURNAL] Proceedings of a Public Meeting... Saturday, 3rd January, 1836 [and] [GRAHAM'S TOWN] Abstract of the Proceedings of the Board of Relief for the Destitute... [and] [EDINBURGH REVIEW]. Papers relative to the Cape of Good Hope [and] [THE BRITISH & FOREIGN REVIEW] Colony of the Cape of Good Hope. Rep[ort of the Commissioners of Inquiry upon the Trade, &c. 1829... [and] SHAW (William). A Letter to the Right Hon. the Earl of Aberdeen... on the subject of the late Irruption of the Caffres into the British settlement of Albany, South Africa.First edition. 8vo. Folding map, with 41 pages of newspaper clippings tipped in. Modern full morocco, gilt. iv, 128, [iv], 129-270, [41], 98, 455-470, [ii], 341-367, [1], 20pp. Graham's Town, 1835, 1836 &

An extraordinary copy of this very rare book, with the addition of six other items which further highlight relations between the colonists and Kaffirs in the Albany district. The work embraces the early history of the Cape until the war of 1834-5, and it "contains much authentic information" (Theal).

The book is also important in bibliographic terms, since it bears the imprint of Meurant, who set up the first printing press in Grahamstown in 1830. Mendelssohn I, pp610-1; Theal, p117.

Stock Code: 196157