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CHASE, John Centlivres. The Natal Papers; a Re-Print of all Notices and Public Documents connected with that territory, including a Description of the Country, and a History of Events... to the mission of the Hon. H. Cloete in 1843. In Two Parts, including a brief review of the steps taken by Sir Benjamin D'Urban... for the tranquillisation of the frontier. Graham's Town: R. Godlonton, and Cape Town: A.S. Robertson and J.H. Collard, 1843 [I] and Graham's Town: Printed by R. Godlonton, High-Street, 1843. [II].
2 parts bound in 1, 8vo (195 x 135mm, 208 x 135mm). Modern calf-backed boards, original calf label gilt.
FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE RAREST EARLY HISTORIES OF NATAL and the annexation of the Colony to the British Empire, written and published "to enable persons to form a dispassionate judgement," but in which the author could not refrain from personal comment. Mendelssohn I, 325.
J.S. CHRISTOPHER. Natal, Cape of Good Hope. A Grazing, Agricultural, and Cotton-Growing Country, comprising descriptions of this well-endowed colony...by government officials and travellers. London: Effingham Wilson, 1850. 8vo (215 x 135mm). 4 hand-coloured lithographic plates, hand-coloured folding map. Modern calf-backed boards. HAND COLOURED FIRST EDITION. Mendelssohn I, 336. (2)
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