The Kaffirs Illustrated, by George French Angas (1974 Reprint)
The 1974 facsimile reprint (the only facsimile reprint) by Balkema of Cape Town of George French Angas famous and folio of South African studies in the 1840s. Angas travelled from Cape Town up the Eastern Cape and through Natal and Zululand, where he painted a number of studies of Zulu life including a portrait of King Mpande kaSenzangakhona. These studies are classic images of the period, and indeed the first edition of this book is one of the most sought-after pieces of Africana. The book is very large (Imperial folio, 22 c 16 ins) and heavy, and each of the coloured prints is tipped in by hand, after the original. A stunning book on early Zulu life; no 411 of a limited edition of 950 copies. In very good condition with only light spotting to the end-papers, but with an old knock to the top of the spine (which could be repaired). As a result of this latter, the book is offered significantly cheaper than other copies currently on the market.