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Auction #116 begins on 11 Jul 2024

Barker (Lady)

A YEAR'S HOUSEKEEPING IN SOUTH AFRICA

With illustrations

Published: Macmillan and Co., London, 1879

Edition: New edition

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New Edition: 335 pages, 8vo (185 x 135 mm), frontispiece and 8 illustrations, original green cloth decorated in black on the upper cover, very lightly rubbed along the edges, a very good copy.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography, volume 1, page 197,' Lady Mary Anne Barker (later Lady Broome) 1831 - 1911. The author had resided previously in New Zealand, and draws a comparison between Christchurch and Pietermaritzburg, which is by no means favourable to the latter city. The annoyances and discomforts of colonial life are discussed in a good-humoured and witty manner.'

  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8vo (185 x 135 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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