CHRISTOPHER, J. S. 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. 8° (223 x 143mm). Hand-coloured folding map, 4 lithographic plates. Original brown cloth gilt, (spine slightly faded). FINE FIRST EDITION by a staunch believer in the virtue of colonization as a means of lessening poverty. Mendelssohn I, 336.
Together with 4 others on Natal:
Robert James MANN (Ed.) The Colony of Natal. An Account of the Characteristics and Capabilities of this British Dependency. London: Jarrold, . 8° (225 x 143mm). Hand-coloured folding map. Original blind-stamped brown cloth gilt, (slightly faded, snagged at foot). FIRST EDITION of one of the earliest standard works on the Colony. Mendelssohn I, 975.
Henry BROOKS. Natal; A History and Description of the Colony... Edited by Dr. R.J. Mann. London: Reeve & Co., 1876. 8° (230 x 150mm). 2 maps, 1 folding, 6 colour lithographic plates and 9 original mounted photographs with printed captions. Original brown cloth gilt, (chipped at head). FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY, signed by the editor on endpaper.
Charles JOHNSTON. Observations on Health and Disease, and on the Physical Economy of Human Life, in Natal. Natal: May and Davis, 1860. (230 x 143mm). Original brown cloth gilt, (title and preliminaries stained, recased, new endpapers). FIRST EDITION. Not in Mendelssohn.
W. HARTLEY. Natal, Transvaal, and Zululand. Leeds: Charles Goodall, 1879. 8° (208 x 138mm). Modern boards. From lectures on the Zulu War, Natal and Transvaal. Mendelssohn I, 691. (5)