The Present State of The Cape of Good-Hope Or A Particular Account of the Several Nations of the Hottentots Together With a Short Account of the Dutch Settlement at the Cape Written originally in High German by Peter Kolben done Into English by Mr Medley. Xviii, , 365pp, ; xviii, , 16pp, 1-363pp, . One of the earliest and prominent eighteenth century works on the Cape of Good-Hope, the first edition of this work in English. First Edition, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding.This book weighs 2 KG when packed. First thus, the first English edition of this work originally written by Peter Kolben in High German and translated into English by Mr Medley. Illustrated, with a frontispiece and sixteen plates to volume I and a frontispiece and twelve plates to volume II. There is a folding map of the cape to volume II. This work contains the earliest list of South African animals as well as a full account of the government of the country.
844-845 Kolben or Kolbe was on an expedition to the Cape of Good Hope to compile a comprehensive description of South Africa. This study discusses day-today life at the Cape, the geography, climate, flora and fauna.Bookplate to the front pastedown of Samuel Wegg. Rebacked, with the original boards preserved. Patches of rubbing to the extremities resulting in a small amount of loss to boards. A few marks to boards. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown of both volumes, Samuel Wegg. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound. Tidemarks to the first 100 pages of volume I to the outer corners, resulting in some cocking but not obstructing the text. Pages are slightly age toned. Scattered spots to pages as usual. Fine - Very well preserved copy showing very little wear. Only one or two minor faults, really a very attractive copy. Quite a wide term meaning no major faults but probably several smaller ones. Often expected given the age of the book, but still a respectable copy. Some more serious faults as will. Be described in the condition report under'condition. Good Only - Meaning one or more faults that could really do with repair. As with good only above but with other faults.
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The item "1731 2vol The Present State of the Cape of Good-Hope Peter Kolben Mr Medley Illu" is in sale since Friday, January 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "the-mad-librarian" and is located in Bath. This item can be shipped worldwide.