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du Plessis Africana Collection

The Du Plessis collection was purchased for 3 000 pounds by the University of Pretoria in 1939 from the estate of Prof J du Plessis (1868-1935), a prominent theologian at the University of Stellenbosch. Prof du Plessis' collection of almost 4 000 volumes includes many precious Africana works. It was purchased by UP with a view to strengthening its Africana collection that had been officially established in 1932. Among the valuable Africana works in this collection are Du Plessis' own books about missionary journeys through Africa and the unique Dingley manuscript, a journal relating a sea journey from England to the Cape in 1812.

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du Plessis Africana Collection
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by E. G. Malherbe; Malherbe, E. G. (Ernst Gideon), 1895-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Education
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by Malherbe, Daniel François, 1881-1969; Smith, Johannes J. (Johannes Jacobus), 1883-1949; Bosman, D. B. (Daniël Brink), 1888-1960; Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns
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Topics: Afrikaans language, Afrikaans language, Afrikaans language, Afrikaans language
du Plessis Africana Collection
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Includes bibliographies and index
Topic: Ashanti (African people)
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Murray, William Hoppe, 1866-1947; Napier, R. H; Ndombe, Che; National Bible Society of Scotland; British and Foreign Bible Society; Union Nyanja Translation Committee; Dutch Reformed Church Mission; Church of Scotland Mission
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The first Bible in chiChewa
Topic: Nyanja language
275 pages, [8] leaves of plates : 24 cm
Topics: Matiwane, Tribes -- Africa, Ethnology -- Africa
Topics: Bible, Polyglot texts, selections, quotations, etc, Printing
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Murray, William Hoppe, 1866-1947; Napier, R. H; Ndombe, Che; National Bible Society of Scotland; British and Foreign Bible Society; Union Nyanja Translation Committee; Dutch Reformed Church Mission; Church of Scotland Mission
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The first Bible in chiChewa
Topics: Nyanja language, Nyanja language
Paged continuously
Topics: African languages, Natural history, Ethnology
du Plessis Africana Collection
by De Villiers, C. C. (Christoffel Coetzee), 1850-1887; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Edited by George McCall Theal
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Rogers, Woodes, d. 1732
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"First published in 1712, reprinted in The seafarers' library, 1928."
Topics: Selkirk, Alexander, 1676-1721, Voyages around the world, Privateering
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by Du Plessis, J. (Johannes), 1868-1935
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Bibliography: p. 466-479
Topic: Missions
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Hetherwick, Alexander, 1860-1939
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Topic: Nyanja language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Spine title: History and ethnography of South Africa before 1795
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Gie, S. F. N. (Stefanus François Naudé), 1884-1945
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by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Spine title: History of South Africa since 1795
"Published in 1893 under the title of 'A classified digest' of the Society's records ... After passing through seven editions the book has been carefully revised and nearly 500 pages added"--Pref. p. xii-xiii
Topics: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain), Church of England,...
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Mesnage, Joseph, 1859-1922; Toulotte, Anatole, 1852-1907
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by Cpt C. H. Stigand
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Part 2 has special t.p.: Thesaurus geographicus: or, The compleat geographer. Part the second. Being the chorography, topography, and history of Asia, Africa, and America. Faithfully extracted from the best modern travellers, and most esteem'd historians, and illustrated with maps ... by Herman Moll. 4th ed., much amended. London, 1722
Topic: Geography
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Rattray, R. S. (Robert Sutherland), 1881-1938; Hetherwick, Alexander, b. 1860
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Topics: Folklore, Nyanja language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Pilkington, George Lawrence, 1865-1897
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Topic: Ganda language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Murray, W. H; National Bible Society of Scotland; British and Foreign Bible Society
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New Testament, Union Nyanja version
Topics: Chewa dialect, Chewa dialect
Topic: Nyanja language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by De Villiers, C. C. (Christoffel Coetzee), 1850-1887; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Edited by George McCall Theal
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: English language, Dutch language, Afrikaans language, Afrikaans languages
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by Hayford, J. E. Casely (Joseph Ephraim Casely), 1866-1930
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Topics: Race relations, Race relations
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by S. Mendelssohn; Mendelssohn, Sidney, d. 1917; Colvin, Ian Duncan, 1877-1938
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Vol. I. - LXXII, 1008 p. - Vol. II. - 1139 p
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by E. A. Walker; Walker, Eric A. (Eric Anderson), 1886-
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"Select bibliography of books to which references are given in the text": p. [601]-607
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by Junod, Henri Alexandre, 1863-1934
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Translation of Grammaire ronga
Topic: Tsonga language
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by De Villiers, C. C. (Christoffel Coetzee), 1850-1887; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Edited by George McCall Theal
Topics: Afrikaans poetry, Afrikaans poetry
Paged continuously
Topics: African languages, Natural history, Ethnology
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by A. Eliot; Elliott, Arthur, 1870-1938; Morrison, W. R., compiler
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Topic: Photography
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by Ritchie, W; Kent, T. P
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Includes index
Topics: University of Cape Town, University of Cape Town
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I.Geographical, descriptive and historical. -II.Routes
In three parts
Topic: Voyages and travels
du Plessis Africana Collection
by MacKittrick, John; MacKittrick, F. T
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Note dated July, 1893
du Plessis Africana Collection
by S. Mendelssohn; Mendelssohn, Sidney, d. 1917; Colvin, Ian Duncan, 1877-1938
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Vol. I. - LXXII, 1008 p. - Vol. II. - 1139 p
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Lugard, Frederick John Dealtry, Baron, 1858-1945
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Topics: Lingala language, Lingala language, English language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Spine title: History of South Africa since 1795
du Plessis Africana Collection
by D. C. F. Moodie; Moodie, D. C. F. (Duncan Campbell Francis), 1838-1891
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Spine Title: History of the battles in Southern Africa
Topic: Zulu War, 1879
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by Jayne, K. G. (Kingsley Garland)
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"First published in 1910"-- t.p. verso
Topics: Gama, Vasco da, 1469-1524, Discoveries in geography
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by Tavernier, Jean-Baptiste, 1605-1689; Ball, V. (Valentine), 1843-1895; Tavernier, Jean-Baptiste, 1605-1689. Six voyages de Jean-Baptiste Tavernier. pt. 2. English
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Translation of pt. 2 of the author's Les six voyages, which was originally published at Paris, 1676
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by G. Mackeurtan; Mackeurtan, Harold Graham, 1884-
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"Table of authorities": p. 331-333
Topics: Chaka, Zulu Chief, 1787-1828, Zulu (African people)
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Supplement published 1937 under title: Totemica
Topics: Totemism, Endogamy and exogamy
du Plessis Africana Collection
by A Wilmot; Wilmot, Alexander, 1836-1924; Chase, John Centlivres, 1806-1876
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Running title: History of the Cape Colony
Topic: Indigenous peoples
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by Malherbe, E. G. (Ernst Gideon), 1895-; Carnegie-Kommissie
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by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Spine title: History and ethnography of South Africa before 1795
Includes extracts from the New Testament, proverbs, etc
Topics: Zulu language, Zulu language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Grey, George, Sir, 1812-1898; Bleek, W. H. I. (Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel), 1827-1875; Cameron, James, 1800-1875
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On t.-p.: "Mrs. Lowe with Sir G. Greys comps" (autograph)
Topics: African languages, Malagasy language, Australian languages, Papuan languages, Fijian language,...
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by N. Hofmeyer; Hofmeyr, N. (Nicolaas), 1860-1932; Du Plessis, Johannes
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by Hanno; Schoff, Wilfred H. (Wilfred Harvey), 1874-1932, tr
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"Bibliography of the Periplus of Hanno": p. 30-31
du Plessis Africana Collection
by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Spine title: History of South Africa since 1795
du Plessis Africana Collection
by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Spine title: History of South Africa since 1795
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Bleek, W. H. I. (Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel), 1827-1875
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pt. I. Phonology. - pt. II. The concord :section 1. The noun
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Supplement published 1937 under title: Totemica
Topics: Totemism, Endogamy and exogamy
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Bouman, A.C. (Arie Cornelis), 1892-1966. (NL-LeOCL)072281510; Pienaar, Eduard Christiaan, 1882- (NL-LeOCL)069009546
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Spine title: History and ethnography of South Africa before 1795
Nyasaland directory: p. [269]-288
du Plessis Africana Collection
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Supplement published 1937 under title: Totemica
Topics: Totemism, Endogamy and exogamy
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by Bosman, F. C. L. (Frederik Christiaan Ludolph), 1898-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Performing arts, Theater, South African drama, 968, Performing arts, South African drama, Theater
du Plessis Africana Collection
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Copy nr. 1683228 from S W Pienaar
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by Campbell, Roy, 1901-1957
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Topics: Philosophy, Modern, Philosophy, Modern
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by Cust, Robert Needham, 1821-1909
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"Accompanied by a language-map"
Topics: African languages, African languages
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by Schillings, C. G. (Carl Georg), 1865-1921
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"With over 300 photographic studies direct from the author's negatives, taken by day and night; and other illustrations."
Topics: Natural history, Hunting, Nature photography