COLE, Alfred W. The Cape and the Kafirs: Notes of Five Years' Residence in South Africa. London, Richard Bentley, 1852.
8vo/ Original salmon cloth, spine lettered in gilt, all-over ornamented in blind; pp. xv, 319, a fine colour lithographic portrait frontispiece of the Xhosa chief Maqoma (1798–1873); expertly rebacked, light fading to edges of spine, frontispiece with a few minor spots, evenly a little toned, a very good copy from Munger Africana Library with blind-stamp to title-page.
First edition. Cole travelled widely in South Africa and was sympathetic to the Boers. This book is a first-hand narrative of his travels with observations of Native African life, encounters with wildlife, descriptions of towns and settlements, agricultural production, including Cape wine, and tobacco.
Mendelssohn I, p. 571.
Provenance: Ned Munger (1922-2010) was an Africanist at Caltech from 1950 onwards, supported African liberation and educational movements who collected chess boards and books.