Impressions Of South Africa..
Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt, with gilt and blind stamped borders. Deckled edges. Occasional light spotting of margins but otherwise a very good clean copy. Armourial bookplate of the Marquess of Crewe.
Macmillan and Co. Limited.,
With three maps. second edition.
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xxix + [iii] + 604 pp.
Illustrated by 3 coloured folding maps at end. Decorated by publisher's device on verso of half title.
An account of the landscape, vegetation and wildlife of southern Africa precedes an historical survey of the non-European inhabitants and the arrival and spread of the European settlers. The third section is based on a journey through South Africa, also including Matabeleland and Mashonaland, part of the Portuguese territories, Basutoland and the independent republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. It forms a concise portrait of the area on the eve of the South African War of 1899-1902. The author, James Bryce, later 1st Viscount (1838-1922) was a distinguished academic, historian and Liberal politician, who several of political offices. The first edition was published in 1897. This copy is from the library of Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe (1858-1945), Liberal politician, who held a wide variety of offices in his career, including those of Colonial and India Secretary.
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