CAPE TOWN IMPRINTS -- STAPLETON, R. J. Poetry of The Cape of Good Hope, selected from the Periodical Journals of the Colony, Cape Town: G. Greig, 1828. 8° (220 x 137mm). Original tan boards, uncut (spine renewed). Provenance: Alfred Gordon-Brown, Wynberg, his bookplate and shelf mark. RARE FIRST EDITION. With the contemporary inscription of William Farmer, Wynberg, ironmonger, Strand Street, 1835. Not in Mendelssohn.
With 5 other literary works published in Cape Town including William Howard's A Poem on the Destruction of Jerusalem, in six parts. By a Gentleman (Cape Town, 1840, FIRST EDITION, inscribed to William Farmer, 1852), The Cape Town Mirror, from September, 1848, to June, 1849 (Cape Town, ), The Cape of Good Hope Literary Gazette, devoted exclusively to Literature, Criticism, Science ... No. 7, Vol. IV (Cape Town, July, 1834), The Cape of Good Hope Observer. Vol. I, No. 1, January 2, 1849 [- No. 26, June 26, 1849] (Cape Town, 1849), and William Rodger Thomson's Poems, Essays, and Sketches ... With a Memoir (Cape Town, 1868, title in facsimile, FIRST EDITION).