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The Cape of Good Hope and the: John Centlivres Chase;

John Centlivres Chase; edited by Joseph S. Christophers

Published by London - Pelham Richardson (1850)

Used Hardcover First Edition

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From: Rooke Books PBFA (Bath, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: London - Pelham Richardson, 1850. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. First edition. The very scarce first edition of this work on the settlements on theCape of Good Hope. With folding map of the Cape, frontispiece and one other plate, as well as numerous vignette illustrations (collated complete). With chapters on law, religion, the discovery and occupation, agriculture, trade and commerce and much more. Also including many tables of data relevant to the growth of the community on the Cape. The first European to reach the cape was the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, who named it the Cape of Storms (Cabo das Tormentas). It was later renamed by John II of Portugal as Cape of Good Hope (Cabo da Boa Esperana) because of the great optimism engendered by the opening of a sea route to India and the East. The land around the cape was home to the Khoikhoi people when the Dutch first settled there in 1652. The Khoikhoi had arrived in these parts about fifteen hundred years before. They were called Hottentots by the Dutch, a term that has now come to be regarded as pejorative. Condition: In a blindstamped cloth binding. Externally, sound, though with some bumping and dampstaining. Sunning to the spine, and slight splitting to the cloth on the rear joint. Internally, generally firmly bound, although one folding map is detached with some loss, closed tears and foxing. Hinges strained. Ink signature to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, though with some scattered patches of foxing and some handling marks. Overall: GOOD due to wear to map, but still a nice, bright copy. Bookseller Inventory # 031889

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