MEURANT, Louis Henri (1812-1893, editor). The Graham's Town Journal [(Nos.54-63:) or Cape of Good Hope eastern provincial register; (nos.64 onwards:) or Cape of Good Hope eastern province register] Graham's Town, Cape of Good Hope: printed and published by L.H. Meurant, 30 December 1831, [1 November 1832-]17 September 1835, 7 January 1841.
141 issues various, bound in 3 volumes, 2° (450 x 280mm). Wood-engraved illustration. (nos.1, 45, 67 and 90 lacking one leaf of the two that complete a number, no.46 torn with loss of text, numerous clean tears, many repaired, generally browned and spotted in the first two volumes, some old creasing.) Later half cloth (nos.1 and 471 loosely inserted).
VERY RARE: AN IMPORTANT RUN OF THE FIRST NEWSPAPER TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE EASTERN CAPE produced by Louis Henri Meurant 'journalist, editor and publisher, magistrate, commandant, member of the Cape parliament, and an unwitting pioneer of Afrikaans' (DSAB). The present run is made up as follows: vol.I, no.1(incomplete), 45(incomplete), 46(torn with loss), 47-49, 51-52; vol.II, nos.53-65, 67 (incomplete), 69-89, 90 (incomplete), 95-104; vol.III, nos.105-118, 119-156; vol.IV, nos.157, 159-170, 172-189, 191-192, 194-195; vol.X, no.471. Sold as a periodical not subject to return.