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Travels in Europe, Africa, and Asia, Made Between the Years 1770 and 1779
Charles Peter Thunberg (1743-1828) joined the Dutch East India Company as a physician in the hopes of collecting indigenous plants in Japan and at the Cape of Good Hope. This set, comprising four volumes (1795-96), is finely bound in recent brown half leather with over marbled paper covered boards, raised spine bands, gilt spine panel rules, and gilt ruled transitions.  Stated "The Third Edition" on the title page.  The bindings are in perfect, as-new condition.  The contents are clean and bright, lightly toned at page edges and with only trivial occasional spotting detected.  All illustrated plates are present.  The stamp of "The Allan Library" is present at at least one place within the text of each volume, but no other previous ownership marks are detected.  Bound in at the end of Volume I are the Directions to the Binder, allowing verification of the placement and presence of the plates. "[Thunberg's] narrative affords considerable information respecting the natural history of the country, together with notes on the Hottentots, Kaffirs, and slaves, and general remarks on the state of the Cape at this period."  Mendelssohn Vol II Page 499
      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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