An Account of The Cape of Good Hope. – Percival, Robert


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Containing an Historical View of its original Settlement by the Dutch, its Capture by the British in 1795, and the different Policy pursued there by the Dutch and British Governments. Also a Sketch of its Geography, Productions, the Manners and Customs of this Inhabitants, etc. etc.

Radcliffe bookplate with Bodleian de-accession stamp on front paste-down. See split “Good Hope” title on Pg 247. Tape markings on front and rears end papers. Foxing throughout. Rubbing and edge-wear to boards. Some edge-wear to the spine and corners. Captain Robert Percival (1765-1826) first landed in Cape Town in 1795 and remained till 1797. Under General Craig, he led the attack on the fortifications of Muizenberg. He severely critizised the Dutch settlers regarding their laziness and lack of hospitality. There is an account of the capture of the Cape and the Dutch fleet in 1795 and the country. He draws attention to the value of the Cape as a British possession, and the weakness of the Dutch government which took over the colony from the British in 1803. 339 Pages.

Publisher: C and R Baldwin
Date Published: 1804
Publication Place: London
First Edition: Yes

Condition: Good+
Binding: Hardcover. Marbled boards with leather spine and corners.

Dimensions: 27cm x 22cm x 2.5cm

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Weight 1400 g