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An Account of Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa In the Years 1797 and 1798

By John Barrow

1801

T Cadell Jun and W Davies : London

11" by 9"

viii, 419pp, [1]

DETAILS

A fascinating early nineteenth century account of travels in South Africa undertaken by John Barrow in the years 1797 and 1798.

An uncommon work. With a large folding map to the start of the work. The first edition of this piece of travel writing, with a later volume issued in 1804. Volume I complete. Does not include the later 1804 continuation. Sir John Barrow was an English statesman and writer. This basis of this work is Barrow's journey and eventual settlement in South Africa. His initial trip to the country was in 1797 where he accompanied Lord Macartney as a private secretary for the mission to settle the government at the newly formed colony of the Cape of Good Hope. This work follows Barrow's observations on South Africa's geology, geography, flora, fauna and ethnography of the indigenous people as well as discussing the colonies.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with paper covered boards. Rebacked, with original boards preserved. Rubbing to the joints and the extremities, resulting in a small amount of loss. Binder's label to the front pastedown, Dixon Book Binder, York. Hinge reinforcements to the front and rear hinge. Internally, firmly bound. Folding map has some loss and repair to the upper right blank portion, not affecting readability. Tape reinforcements to the verso of map. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Scattered spots to pages, heavier to the folding map.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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