DescriptionTwo Titles on South Africa, including: Sidney Mendelssohn. South Africa Bibliography. 1910. Two volumes. [and:] George McCall Theal. History and Ethnography of Africa South of the Zambesi. 1907, 1909, 1910. Three volumes. All first editions, all very good. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.
This lot includes: Sidney Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn's South Africa Bibliography. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1910. One of 500 copies, of which 450 were for sale. Two large octavos. xxii, 1008; 1139 pages. Introduction by I. D. Colvin. Illustrations, frontispieces. Full gilt-stamped orange cloth. Boards soiled, spines darkened. Chipping to spine ends. Bookplates. Generally very good. "Being the catalogue raisonné of the Mendelssohn library of works relating to South Africa." [and:] George McCall Theal. History and Ethnography of Africa South of the Zambesi, From the Settlement of the Portuguese at Sofala in September 1505 to the Conquest of the Cape Colony by the British in September 1795. London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1907, 1909, 1910. First editions. Three octavo volumes, complete. xxii, 501; xix, 523, xiii, 499 pages. Maps and plates. Volume I: The Portuguese in South Africa from 155 to 1700; Volume II: Foundation of the Cape Colony by the Dutch; Volume III: The Cape Colony to 1795, the Koranas, Bantu, and Portuguese in South Africa to 1800. Full gilt-stamped maroon cloth. Top edges gilt. Blue endpapers. Spines darkened. Pages toned. Bookplates. Very good.
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