Wanderings and Adventures in the Interior of Southern Africa. 2 Vols – Steedman, Andrew


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A particularly good set with limited oxidation to the lithographed plates that is so common for this title and clean text. Some light foxing to the folding map. Library stamp (King’s Inns Library, Dublin) to the verso of each title page and to the foot of the last page of each volume. An account of travels in South Africa undertaken in the course of a residence in the Cape extending over a period of ten years. During his expeditions, Mr. Steedman traversed a great part of the Cape Colony and Kaffraria, penetrating the country up to Griqualand West. He was an industrious and able collector and naturalist, and the volumes contain much valuable information respecting the fauna of the country […] The work gives many details respecting early travels in South Africa, with sketches of native races and their history and wars, the pioneer colonists of Natal, &c. The Appendices, which extend to 213 pages, include a letter and journal by Mr. A. G. Bain, who accompanied Dr. (afterwards Sir A.) Smith’s expedition into the interior as far as Philippolis, and gives an account of the journey, an interesting narrative of the wreck of the Grosvenor, and much valuable matter respecting the Kat River and other settlements in Kaffraria, and the Kaffir outbreaks and wars up to this period. [Mendelssohn, South African Bibliography, vol.2, pg. 432] . 1st Edition. Very good. Hardcover. Two volumes in neatly rebacked in full calf with new spines and labels.

Publisher: Longman & Co.
Date Published: 1835
Publication Place: London
First Edition: Yes

Condition: Very good.
Binding: Hardcover. Two volumes in neatly rebacked in full calf with new spines and labels.

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Weight 1500 g