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Journal of Jan van Riebeeck - 3 volumes

By: Thom, H,B (Ed)

Price: $90.25

Publisher: The Van Riebeeck Society / AA Balkema, Cape Town, Amsterdam: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bmoj

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes (complete). An agreeable, clubbable set. All three have red cloth covered boards. These have mild shelving wear to all edges and seams. They are healthy and hale, secure and sure. Volume I : 1651-1655 ; the first free page has a thumb mark, otherwise the pages are clean, clear, neat. Volume II : 1656-1658 (pub: 1954) ; a handsome, pleasing book, with clear, confident, very tidy. Volume III : 1659-1662 (pub: 1958). The page trims have some storage marks. Other than those the pages are very clean, clear, most handsome. A benevolent, companionable set. fk View more info

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A Diary of St Helena (1816, 1817): The Journal of Lady Malcolm - containing the conversations of Napoleon with Sir Pulteney Malcolm

By: Wilson, Sir Arthur

Price: $171.00

Publisher: A D Innes & Company Limited, London: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32rf

Condition: Near Fine


168 pages (complete). A most pleasing copy. It is uncommon to find a copy of these diaries in such good condition. Red boards with stamped gilt titling. The boards have some light scuffing, wear about the corners. The spine is sunned; the head and foot have wear from shelving. The boards are healthy, steady, sure. Rough cut. The contents have sporadic drizzles of foxing here and there. Overwhelmingly however, the pages are thick, creamy, very clean and clear, fresh-faced, assured, convivial. fk View more info

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Da Guinea var Dansk: Wulff Joseph Wulff's Breve og Dagbogsoptegnelser fra Guldkysten 1836-1842

By: Wulff, Wulff Joseph; Behrens, Carl (notes, intro)

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Nyt Nordisk Forlag (Otto Halling & Chr. Nielsen), Copenhagen: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21sa

Condition: Near Fine


295 pages (complete). In Danish throughout. First edition of the collection of letters and diaries of the still celebrated Danish civil servant who lived and died in Accra. Half leather. Illustrated boards. The red leather corners and spine have wear, scuffing. The spine has petite gilt titling, the body is worn and scuffed. The boards have scuffing and very, very mild wear. The boards and spine are steady and sound. The front pages have smears of foxing. Otherwise, apart from some very few age-related marks, the pages are convivial, clean, clear, hale, assured, amenable and agreeabl... View more info