London, South Kensington
22 September 2004
BOUCHENROEDER, B. Friedrich von. Reize in de Binnenlanden van Zuid-Afrika gedaan in den Jare 1803, Amsterdam: Mortier Covens, 1806. 8° (221 x 128mm). Half title, large folding engraved map of the Cape of Good Hope. (Map with a clean long tear.) Original limp boards (spine worn). cf. Mendelssohn I, pp. 160-161 (1808 edition).
KING, William Ross. Campaigning in Kaffirland or Scenes and Adventures in the Kaffir War of 1851-2, London: Saunders & Otley, 1853. 12° (195 x 122mm). Tinted lithographed frontispiece and 4 plates. (Some spotting.) Contemporary half calf (slightly rubbed). Mendelssohn I, p.829.
SAUNDERS, Daniel. A Journal of the Travels and Sufferings of Daniel Saunders, Hudson: Ashbel Stoddard, 1805. 12° (136 x 77mm). (Original blank pasted down, some spotting.) Contemporary sheep-backed wooden boards (worn). cf. Sabin 7717.
With 8 other books of related interest including Edmund Roberts' Embassy to the Eastern Courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat; in the U.S. Sloop-of-War Peacock (New York, 1837), J. H. Wilton's Scenes in a Soldier's Life (Montreal, 1848) and W. H. Beehler's The Cruise of the Brooklyn (Philadelphia, 1885). (11)
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