BANNISTER, S[axe]. Humane Policy; or Justice to the Aborigines of New Settlements essential to a due expenditure of British money... With Suggestions how to civilise the natives by an improved administration of existing means. London: Thomas and George Underwood, 1830. 8° (237 x 150mm). Uncut in original boards, (spine restored). Provenance: Lord Lansdowne, his armorial bookplate. FIRST EDITON with a 3-page A.L.s. to Lansdowne presenting Bannister's book to him as of interest in the "treatment of aboriginal inhabitants of our colonies." Mendelssohn I, 77,
Together with 4 others on South Africa, including:
Rev. John PHILIP. Researches in South Africa; illustrating the civil, moral and religious condition of Native Tribes. London: James Duncan, 1828. 2 volumes, 8° (240 x 148mm). Folding engraved map, 2 plates. (Spotted). Uncut in original boards, (rebacked in cloth). FIRST EDITION. The subject of fierce and bitter criticism for his censorship of British colonial methods. Mendelssohn II, 160.
H. GREGOIRE. An Enquiry concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes;...Brooklyn: Thomas Kirk, 1810. 8° (232 x 145mm). Uncut, original boards, (withdrawn from the Essex Institute). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION.
Capt. Benjamin STOUT. Narrative of the Loss of the Ship Hercules on the Coast of Caffraria... also, a circumstantial detail of his travels through southern deserts of Africa and the Colonies of the Cape of Good Hope. New-Bedford: Abraham Shearman, 1800. 12° (175 x 105mm). Modern wrappers. Addressing John Adams "on behalf of these wandering children of nature... unoffending mortals, long persecuted by those enlightened Savages..." Mendelssohn II, 444 for London and New York editions, 1798. Rev. KITCHENER. An Extract from... Narrative of his Mission in South Africa... Wiscasset, [Maine]: Printed by Babson & Rust, 1805. 12° (170 x 100mm). Original pen and ink frontispiece. Later cloth and boards, (spine frayed). On relations with the Bushmen. (5)