7 - 8 April 2004
ROBERT GODLONTON AND THE GRAHAM'S TOWN PRESS
ADAMS, T.P. An Eulogy of Dr. Alexander Cowie, and Mr. Benjamin Green; Who lost their lives on their return from Delagoa Bay, to Graham's Town. Graham's Town: Printed and Published by L.H. Meurant, 1830. 12° (143 x 92mm). Modern calf.
THE FIRST BOOK PUBLISHED IN GRAHAM'S TOWN. Printed on the press that Meurant brought to Graham's Town by ox wagon in 1830 from Cape Town soon after "freedom of the press" was established. Signed by Adams on p. 1, with the list of 50 Subscribers. Balkema, The Settlers' Press, 1979, p. 64.
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