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Travels in South Africa by Reverend John Campbell - First Edition - 1822 - from Reagan's Rare Books and Biblio.com

Travels in South Africa

by Reverend John Campbell

Condition: Very Good


Francis Westley, 1822. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. BOOK IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN FULL POLISHED CALF (BINDING IS UNSIGNED BUT APPEARS TO BE DONE BY BAYNTUN / RIVIERE) WITH BRIGHT GILT RULE AND TURN INS TO BOARDS, SIX COMPARTMENTS AND FIVE RAISED BANDS TO SPINE WITH BRIGHT GILT DETAILS AND TITLE. BINDING AND HINGES ARE EXCELLENT, MARBLED END PAPERS AND PASTE DOWNS, BRIGHT GILT END PAGES, NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE BRIGHT AND CLEAN, WITHOUT MARKS, SMALL AMOUNT OF SPORADIC FOXING. BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH FULL PAGE COLOR PLATES, TWO VOLUMES BOUND IN ONE, viii, xii, 322 (iv), 384 PAGES, 8vo MEASURES 8.5"x5.5". ALMOST 200 YEARS OLD, FIRST EDITION. A VERY NICE EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE BOOK.
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  • Bookseller: Reagan's Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 192877594866
  • Title: Travels in South Africa
  • Author: Reverend John Campbell
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Francis Westley
  • Date published: 1822
  • Keywords: leather, illustrated, color, plates, fold, out


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