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The Present State of the Cape of Good Hope: Or, A Particular Account of the several Nations of the Hottentots by  Guido transl.)  Peter (Medley - First English edition - 1731 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: Biblio483)

The Present State of the Cape of Good Hope: Or, A Particular Account of the several Nations of the Hottentots

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The Present State of the Cape of Good Hope: Or, A Particular Account of the several Nations of the Hottentots: Their Religion, Government, Laws, Customs, Ceremonies, and Opinions; Their Art of War, Professions, Language, Genius, &c. Together with A Short Account of the Dutch Settlement at The Cape. Written Originally in High German, By Peter Kolben, A.M. Done into

by Kolben, Peter (Medley, Guido transl.)

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First English edition. Printed for W. Innys. London. 1731. Octavo. xviii, (8), 365pp. (1)p publisher's ads. Historiated initials. 17 copper plates (2 folding). Lacks the frontispiece. Contemporary blind tooled calf boards, relaid to spine with red leather label. Rubbed, with age commensurate wear. Later endpapers, light toning, occasional spotting/foxing. Vestiges of frontispiece adhesion. Marginal tear or paper fault to margin of plate opposite p140, without loss of illustration. Repair to closed tear to plate p211.
Peter Kolbe[n] (1675 - 1726) Astronomer, Philosopher, Scientist. Sent "to reside for some Time at the Cape of Good Hope; to make and digest the proper Observations on the Heavenly Bodies, as they appear'd from thence, for the Advancement of Astronomical Learning". In addition to his astronomical observations, Kolb studied the social life and customs of the Khoikhoi.
The second volume: The Present State of the Cape of Good Hope: Containing the Natural History of the Cape was published in the same year.

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Paul Haynes Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
Biblio483
Title
The Present State of the Cape of Good Hope: Or, A Particular Account of the several Nations of the Hottentots
Author
Kolben, Peter (Medley, Guido transl.)
Book condition
Used
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Edition
First English edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for W. Innys
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1731
Keywords
Khoikhoi, South Africa, Anthropology
Bookseller catalogs
Travel and Exploration; Africa;
Size
8vo

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