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BOYCE, W[illiam] B. A Grammar of the Kafir Language. Graham's Town: Printed at the Wesleyan Mission Press, 1834. 4° (278 x 210mm). Contemporary brown cloth gilt. A FINE COPY OF THE RARE FIRST KAFFIR GRAMMAR, THE FIRST PRINTING FROM THE WESLEYAN MISSION PRESS AND THE ONLY EARLY QUARTO PRINTED AT GRAHAM'S TOWN. Balkema p. 67. Mendelssohn I, 177. Smith, The Spread of Printing in South Africa, p. 60.
James ARCHBELL. A Grammar of the Bechuana Language. Graham's Town, Cape of Good Hope: Meurant and Godlonton. 1837. 8° (227 x 143mm). Half-title, errata leaf, folding table. Original tan boards, (spine renewed, lightly browned). RARE FIRST PRINTING OF A BECHUANA GRAMMAR, or "Sechuana" according to half-title, with an introduction by Boyce, his fellow Wesleyan missionary. The colophon dated 1838, as usual. Balkema p. 65. Mendelssohn I, 50. (2)
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