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Campbell, John."
Travels in South Africa Undertaken at the request of the London Missionary Society "
London, printed for the author by T. Rutt, 1815.Contemporary half calf, (skilfully rebacked), spine lettered in gilt. With frontispiece portrait of the author, folding hand-coloured map and 9 engraved plates. Xv, (1), 582 pp. First edition. - John Campbell (1766-1840), Scottish missionary and explorer, arrived at the Cape in 1812. He inspected the settlements of the London Missionary Society and returned to England with his reports of the colony and its hinterland in 1814. Campbell provides a great deal of information in the appendix. 'Few Englishmen at that time had performed such a feat, and on his return his appearances on missionary platforms in London and throughout the country were received with enthusiasm' (Dnb). - A fine copy of Campbell's first journey.Mendelssohn I, p.254 (3rd ed. only); Sab I, p.374; Howgego Ii, p.105-106."
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