Guillaume Chenu De Chalezac,The “French Boy”.


Guillaume Chenu de Chalezac,Sieur de Laujardiere,the “boy of France”was brought to the Cape from the Ciskei coast with the “Stavenisse”survivors in 1687,after a year living in the household of a Xhosa chief.The narrative of his experiences is based on an account published in German in 1748,and later versions in French and German.The family backgrowned of the 15-year- old Huguenot refugee,the events surrounding his being marooned on the South African coast,with his own and two parallel accounts of his voyage and its sequels,have been brought together for the first time.

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H/b in fine clean boards with guilt to spine and a v/g pictorial d/w.Size 9×6 pp 18+184,inc,index,bibliography,plus,chronological table,notes to various chapters,some plates and half-plates,page maps,various lists and tables.A coloured print stuck in as a frontispiece.Hinges strong.Binding tight (suggest unread).Very clean and bright throughout. A fine –fine clean as new copy.


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