The First Fifty Years of Dutch Colonisation as seen by Callers. (Vol 1 and 2)
From the fly-leaf: “The author has selected, transcribed and meticulously translated a total of 104 accounts by visitors to the Cape between 1652 and 1702. Accompanying the text, the author has provided background and context notes to describe contemporary happenings in Europe, official records by the Cape commanders and governors, and biographical notes on the writers. A unique index with over 2 200 entries with references to animals, plants, persons, names etc. Includes 65 engravings, maps, title pages and portraits.” Contents clean and tightly bound. Some foxing to all edges with some small light stain marks on the top- and fore-edges.. Dust jacket Vol 1: Small 3mm hole on the rear cover next to the fold. Light edge-wear. Light stain mark on spine. Vol 2: 9cm tear in lower LH corner of rear cover running from the fold to the lower edge. Grubby rear cover with stain mark on the top edge and the spine. Vol 1: 222 Pages. Vol 2: 527 Pages. 1st Edition. Condition: Good+. Dust jacket: Good-. Some edge-wear. Binding: Hardcover. Olive green cloth boards in very good condition.
Publisher: A A Balkema
Date Published: 1971
Publication Place: Cape Town
First Edition: Yes
Binding: Hardcover. Olive green cloth boards in very good condition.
Has Dust Jacket: Yes
Jacket Condition: Good-. Some edge-wear.
Dimensions: 4to. 28.5cm x 21cm x 2.8cm (vol 1); 28.5cm x 21cm x 3.5cm (vol 2)