Lot #24/18 An auto-biographical memoir of Petrus Borchardus Borcherds,
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Lot #24/18 An auto-biographical memoir of Petrus Borchardus Borcherds, Esq., late civil commissioner of Cape Division and resident magistrate for Cape Town and district thereof, and Cape District. Being a plain narrative of occurrences from early life to advanced age by Petrus Borchardus Borcherds. The writer's observations of the country, the people, law and politics during the first half of the 19th century. Born in 1786, he was present during Dutch rule, first & second British occupations. He travelled extensively in the Cape Colony, observing the Bushmen and other indigenous people, Boers, politicians. This memoir was "Chiefly intended for his children and descendants, countrymen and friends." This reprint of the 1861 edition has an index & introduction not found in the original. Copy no. 174 of a limited edition of 510 copies only. Cape Town, Africana Connoisseurs Press, 1963. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. (viii),xxv,500,15, frontispiece (portrait). Some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R350.00 bids welcome

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