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CAMPBELL, JOHN:
Travels in South Africa. Undertaken at the Request of the Missionary Society. London, Printed for the Black, Parry & Co., 1815.
1815. Pp. xvi, 400. With one folding map, engraved frontispiece and eight engraved plates protected by tissue guards. Some light foxing and some discolouration from plates. contemporary calf rebacked with new spine, title labels printed in gilt. Second amended edition (first 1815).Campbell was a Scottish missionary who was sent to South Africa in 1812 to inspect the mission stations there after the death of John Theodosius van der Kemp, Governor of Bethelsdorp. Campbell travelled extensively throughout the country for nine months to visit the different settlements. He came in contact with various tribes, many previously unreached, and the Boer settlers. He returned to England in 1814 with his report and recommendations for the colony together with maps of the outposts. Howgego II, pp. 105-6. Mendelssohn I, p. 254 (third ed.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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