Lot #7/02 Missionary labours and scenes in Southern Africa by Robert Moffat
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Lot #7/02 Missionary labours and scenes in Southern Africa by Robert Moffat …. with engravings by G. Baxter. Famous early account of missionary work as agent for the London Missionary Society (at Kuruman) & travels in Southern Africa, by the father-in-law of David Livingstone. Includes the author's description of the Hottentots, an account of his travels to Moselekatse, in Griqualand, Bechuanaland & descriptions of the various other native tribes & missionary societies. The book went through 9 printings of 1000 copies each during 1842.  SABIB, 3/348; HOSKEN, p. 143. Lacks the colour frontispiece, but has the attractive map by James Wyld. A good working copy. London, John Snow, 1842. First edition (Seventh thousand). 8vo. Rebound modern brown half-leather, marbled boards, new end-papers. Pp. (i),xv,(i),624, colour frontispiece, full-page & smaller woodcuts, folding map. Recased in original cloth, new end-papers, inscription & signature, plates heavily foxed, LACKS THE COLOUR FRONTISPIECE. Fair+ Reserve price: R650.00 bids welcome

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