HOWELL, James Michiel. Ordinances, Proclamations, &c. &c. relating to the Colony of Natal, 1836-47... Cape Town: Saul Solomon & Co., Printers, and Pietermaritzburg: D.D. Buchanan & Co., 1848. 8° (220 x 140mm). Original cloth-backed green boards, (modern paper spine label). Provenance: John Leyland Feilden, Natal merchant, his engraved armorial book plate, inscribed to him at Maritzburgh, Nov. 9th 1850.
RARE FIRST EDITION by the author of "Kafir Labour and Management...," "on just and equitable terms," 1853. Mendelssohn II, 52 for W.J.D. Moodie's "Ordinances... 1836-55"
And 3 others on Natal comprising; Proceedings of the Commission appointed to inquire into The Past and Present State of the Kafirs in the District of Natal, and to report upon their future government,... Part I [- VII]. Natal: Printed by J. Archbell and Son, 1852. 7 parts bound in 1, 8° (223 x 142mm). Contemporary quarter calf gilt, (spine restored, new endpapers). FIRST EDITION and unique record of evidence from missionaries, officials and residents. Mendelssohn II, 82.
Evidence taken before a Select Committee... appointed to inquire into the proceedings against the Kafir Chief Isidoi, and the Official Report... Durban: Natal Mercury Press, 1858, 8° (210 x 133mm). Unbound, stitched as issued, (browned and stained). Showing the necessity for the registration of tribes to prevent injustice. Mendelssohn II, 82.
Rev. William HOLDEN. History of The Colony of Natal, South Africa. London: Alexander Heylin, 1855. 8° (223 x 145mm). 4 folding maps and 19 lithographic or wood-engraved plates and vignettes, 3 in colour. Modern full blue morocco gilt. FIRST EDITION of one of the most valuable books on the early history of Natal. Mendelssohn I, 724. (4)