Jacob van Reenen and the Grosvenor Expedition of 1790–1791


In 1782 the East Indiaman the Grosvenor,was wrecked off the Natal coast.A search was made for survivors but none were found.Rumours,however,persisted that there were,in fact,survivors living amongst the Kaffirs and in 1790 an expedition was raised to search for them.Professor Kirby gives an account of this expedition;who planned it and why;who joined the party ect.He gives the Dutch text and the English translation of van Reenen’s Journal kept during the expedition.

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H/b in v/g clean boards,in a v/g clean printed d/w.Size 9×6 pp 8+142,inc,index of places and ships,plus index of persons,two f/o maps,plates inc frontispiece,notes to text for each chapter.Text in both Dutch and English.Hinges strong.Binding tight (suggest unread).Internaly very clean and bright throughout. A v/g–v/g almost fine clean copy.


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