The Natal Diaries of Dr.W. H. I. Bleek.1855–1856.


Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek (1827-1875) South African Philologist and authority on the Bushman.In 1851 he first went to England,then as an interpretor he went to the west coast of Africa.He moved to the Cape and established a friendship with Bishop Colenso,and became interested with the Zulu language and became an authority on the Busman and his language.This little book,based on a translation from the German of his diaries,connected with the life and work in the colony of Natal.His journey to east Africa,his arrival in Natal in 1855.His work among the Kaffirs,and much more.

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H/b in illustrated boards,in good condition,perhaps a little hand-soiled,no d/w.Size 10×6 pp 9+117,inc index,notes to text,bibliography,plates as reproduced photographs, inc portraite of author as a frontispiece,illustrations in text,page map,various lists and charts.Bookplate to f/pd,Hinges strong.Binding good to firm.Internaly nice and clean throughout,perhaps a little age-brownd at the edges. A v/g–v/g clean copy.


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