Author:Alexander, Sir James Edward

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Expedition of Discovery into the Interior of Africa - Through the hitherto undescribed Countries of the Great Namaquas Boschmans and Hill Damaras - 2 Volumes

By: Alexander, Sir James Edward

Price: $104.50

Publisher: C. Struik, Cape Town: 1967

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 53gj

Condition: Fair


Two volume set complete. Set numbered 439 of limited facsimile reprint edition of 750. Alexander was an extraordinary man, one of those that only the Eighteenth Century produced. A professional solder he saw service in the Cape Colony, New Zealand and Crimea for example. He was private secretary to Benjamin d'Urban and was instrumental in the placement of Cleopatra's Needle on the Embankment. This is an account of his journey of exploration into Namaqualand and Damaraland 1836-37. The general condition for both are fair to fusty to good. The dustjackets are scuffed, worn, creased and wrinkled.... View more info