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Alfred Gordon-Brown F.R.G.S.

An Artist’s Journey along the Old Cape Post Road, 1823-33

Illustrated by 21 of his sketches, further illustrations and a map with notes and clues to the identity Of the Artist

Published: A.A. Balkema, Cape Town, 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

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Inscribed and dated by the author to his brother, published for the Friends of the South African Library by A.A,Balkema, 1972, quarter leather with salmon boards with publishers monogram and gilt lettering to the spine, sketches, drawings and maps, 180 x 250mm, condition: very good.

There are ten pictures of Cape Town, and fifteen more of farmhouses and scenery along the 53-mile road from port Elizabeth to Cape Town, which the artist travelled on horseback. The journal and sketches were discovered, hidden away in the library of Parliament, Cape Town. Addition material comes from the India Office, London and Mr. Harry Oppenheimer.

  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 180 x 250mm


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