Philipps,1820 Letters.


The adventures of an 1820 settler and his family,with lively comments about the settement as a whole,and about many of the settlers.Written entirely by the 1820 settler Thomas Philipps.In 1820 the Cape Colony received its first sighificant influx of British settlers.though Great Britain had taken possession of the colony in 1806,the British element in the population was still confined to a handful of officials,merchant and a few others when the Government of Lord Liverpool decided in 1819 to sponsor an emigration scheme on what was,for the Cape,a considerable scale.

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H/b in v/g clean boards,with guilt to spine.In a illustrated d/w,with worn corners and edge-chipped,especialy at the top and bot of spine,and a repaired tear on the top of the back.Size 9×6 pp 6+371,short bibliography,no plates text only,apart from frontispiece to prelims,plus one genealogical table.with maps to both front and back p/d’s & e/p’s.Hinges strong.Bindings good.Internaly clean and bright. A fair –v/g clean copy.


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