MACLEAN, Colonel John. Compendium of Kafir Laws and Customs, including genealogical tables of Kafir Chiefs and various tribal census returns. Mount Coke: Wesleyan Mission Press for the Government of British Kaffraria, 1858. 8° (210 x 140mm). 2 folding charts. Original green cloth, printed paper label, (slightly soiled, rubbed).
A RARE FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND ANNOTATED BY THE AUTHOR presented to Capt. Briggs, 96th Regiment, June 1864, and one of the best books on the subject. With the author's ms. note that "These records, according to all apparent tendencies, will soon become matters of past history rather than things in present operation." With a contemporary printed broadside of Kaffir grammar inserted. Mendelssohn I, 960. 8° (211 x 140mm).
W.B. BOYCE. Notes on South-African Affairs. London: Published by J. Mason, 1839. 8° (230 x 145mm). Original ribbed green cloth, printed paper label, errata leaf, (slightly soiled). FIRST EDITION RARITY by this Wesleyan missionary on the causes and course of the Kaffir War 1834-35, its effect on settlers, the Great Trek, border policy and the British Colony at Albany. Errata leaf verso imprint of Aldum & Harvey, Printers, Graham's Town. Also issued with the Graham's Town imprint on title-page, 1838. Balkema p. 67 for the Graham's Town imprint. Mendelssohn I, 178 not noting the Graham's Town imprint. (2)