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South Africa A Century Ago (1797-1801), Lady Anne Barnard, 1926


South Africa A Century Ago (1797-1801); Part I: Letters Written from the Cape of Good Hope; Part II: Extracts from a Journal Addressed to Her Sisters in England. By The Lady Anne Barnard. Selected and Edited by H. J. Anderson. With an Introduction by A.C.G. Lloyd. And a Memoir of the Lady Anne Bernard by W.H. Wilkins, with 40 Illustrations.

Lady Anne Barnard was a Scottish travel writer, artist and socialite. She married Andrew Barnard who was appointed Colonial Secretary at the Cape of Good Hope, occupied by the British at the time. Her letters and drawings from that time were first published in 1901.

Published by Maskew Millar, Limited, Cape Town and Basil Blackwell, Oxford. Printed by Maskew Millar, Ltd at the Standard Press, Cape Town. Printed April 1926 (from printer's details at rear). Second edition.

A good green cloth hardback with printed title label to spine. Some rubbing and bumping and a little give in the spine. Some spotting and offsetting to endpapers. With original blue cloth ribbon (worn, but intact). With sepia portrait frontispiece.

Text is clean and bright throughout and the plates are well produced. There are 3 or 4 small adhesion remnants where pages have become stock together in the past (a common problem with this type of glossy text paper). Some spotting to text block edge.

Text in English.

Weight approximately 820g (unpacked).

xxxi + 237pp + Plates.

Approx Dimensions: 

Approximately 226mm high x 155mm wide x 27mm deep.