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69 2241 Africa Le Vaillant F
69/2241 [Africa]. Le Vaillant, F. Reize in de binnenlanden van Afrika, langs de Kaap de Goede Hoop, in de jaaren MDCCLXXX tot MDCCLXXXV. Dutch transl. J.D. Pasteur. Leyden/ Amst., Honkoop and Allart, 1791-1798, 5 vols., 34 (fold.) plates/ views (a smaller number printed in bistre), contemp. unif. marbled boards.

- Lacks the map of southern Africa (vol.5); vol.1 upper hinge broken and previous owner's entry on first free endpaper; 1 plate large tear repaired; occas. waterst., mainly in margins. Bindings sl. worn at extremities.

= Tiele 659 (erroneously calls for 6 vols.); cf. Mendelssohn I, p.889; cf. Gay 3118. Cox I, p.389: " (...) interesting as an account of South Africa at a time when comparatively little was known regarding its natural history and the Dutch settlers". Henze III, p.228: "Seine Werke fesselte durch lebhafte, flüssige Diktion und mußten Gemüter mächtig ansprechen, in denen noch Rousseausche Ideen nachklangen. Kein Reise-schriftsteller über Süd-Afrika hat größere Beachtung in west. Ausland gefunden als er."

€ (120-150) 150