MENDELSSOHN’S SOUTH AFRICAN BIBLIOGRAPHY, Being the Catalogue Raisonné of the Mendelssohn Library of Works in relation to South Africa, including the Full Titles of the Books, with Synoptical, Biographical, Critical, and Bibliographical Notes on the Volumes and their Authors. Together with Notices of a large number of Important Works not as yet included in the Collection, based on Information gathered by the Author in the course of Researches in many Libraries, and during a Residence in South Africa extending over the greater part of a Quarter of a Century, together with a Bibliography of South African Periodical Literature, and of Articles on South African Subjects in Periodical Literature throughout the World. Also a Complete List of the British Parliamentary Blue-Books on South Africa, A Cartography of South Africa, &c., &c., &c. With a Descriptive Introduction by I.D. Colvin.

(London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Tr bner & Co. Ltd., 1910).

FIRST EDITION AND ONE OF ONLY 450 COPIES FOR SALE. SIDNEY MENDELSSOHN’S MONUMENTAL WORK IS NOT ONLY AN EXHAUSTIVE AND UNSURPASSED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ALL BOOKS AND PAPERS IN ALL LANGUAGES PERTAINING TO SOUTH AFRICA, BUT IS A MASTERPIECE OF SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH. The work is unsurpassed to this day in its historical, political, and literary aspects; with thousands of entries of books in many languages and with complete annotations, commentaries, notes and references all throughout. Item #30772

2 volumes. First edition and limited to only 500 copies, of which 450 were for sale, an important and very highly regarded reference work. Title pages in red and black, with twenty-six fine lithograph plates reproducing valuable and rare engravings, &c. Quarto, 11" x 7.75", in the publisher's original blue buckram lettered in gilt on the spines, the tips gilt ruled, t.e.g. lxxii, 1008 pp., 16 plates; (4 II.), 1139, (1) pp, 10 plates. A very handsome set of this nicely printed work. With some light spotting, less than is usual and mainly at the prelims, hinges to Volume II a bit shaken, the cloth still quite bright and unfaded though Vol. II with some minor soiling to the upper board. The bookplate of the agronomist Jos Joaquim de Almeida on verso of front free end-leaves of both volumes; Bookplate of Conde de Sucena on front paste-down of Vol II and accession plate of the Conde de Sucena on rear paste-down of Vol I, indicating that the work was purchased at the Moraes auction on October 29, 1927.

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