Andrew Smith and Natal. Documents relating to the early history of that province.

Sir Andrew Smith (1797–1872) explorer and botanist,born in Scotland,qualified in medicine and joined the British Army as a surgeon.He was sent to the Cape in 1820,encouaged local scientific research.He founded the South African Museum in 1825,became interested in exploration,visited the Xhosa chief Gaika ,and also visited Matabeleland.This book relates his scientific and social work in Zululand,and his visit to the Zulu King Dingane,also his historic documents concerning the early history of Natal.

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This is a duplicated volume,both in h/b,no d/w’s,both in good clean condition,Size 9×6 pp 12+260,inc Laws of the Van Riebeek society,list of council members,index of place names,index to names of people,tribes and ships,f/o map,page map as a plate,notes to text,illustrations in text,genealogical chart,one plate as frontispiece .Both hinges strong.Both bindings good to firm.Some staining to prelims and end papers.Some slight age-browning.Otherwise nice and clean throughout. A v/g+–v/g+clean copies.

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