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PALGRAVE, WILLIAM COATES. - The commissions of W.C. Palgrave. Special emissary to South West Africa 1876-1885.

Title: The commissions of W.C. Palgrave. Special emissary to South West Africa 1876-1885.
Description: Cape Town, 1990. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XXXIV,441pp.Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 21. - William Coates Palgrave (1833-1897) was active in South West Africa (Namibia) over a period of 25 years. As Special Commissioner to Hereroland and Namaland, he undertook 5 consecutive commissions to that country on behalf of the Cape government. This volume, containing the official journals, or minutes and reports produced during the commissions, records the life of a country on the brink of colonisation.

Keywords: Africa Riebeeck Society South Africa

Price: EUR 27.50 = appr. US$ 29.89 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 34554