WILLIAM PATERSON (1755-1810)
A Narrative of Four Journeys into the Country of the Hottentots, and Caffaria, in the years 1777-1779. London: J. Johnson, 1789. 4° (294 x 234mm). 17 handcoloured engraved plates, folding engraved map. (Some spotting and browning of text, map spotted.) Contemporary speckled calf, gilt (rebacked, corners bumped). FIRST EDITION of Paterson's description of the four plant-hunting trips he made for his patroness, the Countess of Strathmore. 14 of the 17 plates are botanical. BM(NH) IV, p.1529; Mendelssohn I, p.143; Stafleu & Cowan IV, 7439.
John BARROW. Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa. London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806. 2 volumes, 4°. (267 x 196mm). 8 handcoloured aquatints by T. Medland after Samuel Daniell, 9 engraved charts and maps, folding or double-page, vol. II with half-title, and plate list and advertisement leaf at end. (Slight tears to the large map of the Cape, 2 other large maps browned and repaired on verso of folds, light offsetting to plates, light browning to text, half-title with small bookseller's stamp on verso). Contemporary speckled calf with contrasting morocco labels, blue speckled edges (extremities rubbed, scuff marks). Second edition, enlarged to include the aquatints of Samuel Daniell. Abbey Travel I, 322; Gay 2996; Mendelssohn I, p. 88; Tooley 85. (2)