1852 Rare Book - Jasper Lyle a Tale of Kafirland - 1st English novel set in South Africa.
Author: Harriet Ward.
Title: Jasper Lyle: A Tale of Kafirland (South Africa).
Publisher: London: George Routledge and Co., 1852. Second edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7 " X 5 ".
Pages: viii-431 pages.
Binding: Very good original full cloth binding with decorations in gilt on the spine and in blind on the boards (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing and staining - as shown, name of a previous owner on the first endpaper).
Illustration: Complete with the nice frontispiece illustration by J. Gilbert.
The book: Rare second edition (first edition 1851) of the fictional Jasper Lyle, the first English novel set entirely in South Africa.
The author: Harriet Ward née Tidy (1808 – 1873), was a British writer whose work is sometimes thought of as South African literature. She lived in the Cape Colony for a few years and her best-known books are set there: the non-fiction Five Years in Kaffirland and the fictional Jasper Lyle, the first English novel set entirely in South Africa. She also wrote articles for a military audience, unusually for a woman of that era. Her writing has stimulated discussion about whether or not she agreed fully with British colonial attitudes.
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