BLACK INTEREST. (AFRICA) REYNARD THE FOX IN SOUTH AFRICA; OR HOTTENTOT FABLES AND TALES trans. from original manuscripts in the library of Sir George Grey by W.H.I. Bleek. London: Trubner 1864. 8vo, green cloth, xxxi, 94 p. + ads, Fine. 1st edition. 42 fables divided into eight sections such as Tortoise fables, Jackal fables, Lion fables, Sun and Moon fables, Household tales, Heitsi Eibip and other legends - all translated from the original native African Hottentot. In a most informative and lengthy preface by the translator, it is noted that "children...whose taste has not been spoiled by the poison of over-exciting reading, will always be amused by the quaintly expressed moral lessons..." An unusual and fascinating book in excellent condition.