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SA Auction #94 begins on 30 Sep 2021

US Auction #9 begins on 30 Oct 2021

Calverley, E L

A Guide to Bloemfontein with a short history and description of the Orange River Colony . . . (ex-library; 1905)

Published: Argus, Bloemfontein, 1905

Edition: Second issue

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\" . . . British Association for the Advancement of Science S African Meeting, 1905. Published under the direction of the Local Committee\"

The author was the Keeper of the Government Records for the Orange River Colony. Apart from its comprehensive 71 pp description, the book\'s main feature is a series of 18 plates, which include portraits of five of the six republican presidents, two plans and two five-fold panoramas at the back of the booklet - these are almost detached - all well preserved and unmarked. An information page lists postal arrangements, cab fares, church services and opening times for the museum and public library.

The single-sided orange paper covers are torn at the spine and chipped at the foot. There is a moisture ring on the front. The title page carries a later Free State Provincial Library Service Stamp.


  • Binding Condition: Poor to Fair
  • Overall Condition: Good +
  • Size: 180 x 120
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
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