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Cape Town


Published: Cape Times Limited, Cape Town, 1920s

Edition: 1st

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1st. Edition. 64pp with approximately 100 black and white illustrations (many full page) with explanatory text plus an extending view of Cape Town.Very good (+) publisher's original thick grey card covers with titles in pale blue on the front cover. A coloured view of Cape Town harbour in the centre of the front cover. The illustrations and text are in very good (+) condition with no foxing, marks or other blemishes except for a small mark on the text at the bottom of Page 36.

I believe this album was produced by the Cape Peninsula Publicity Association for the South African Railways and Harbours.Although WorldCat lists this album as printed in 1930, I think it was published for the British Empire Exhibition held at Wembley in 1925.The Introduction states: “The object of this publication is to indicate to visitors to the Exhibition the beauties and attractions of the Cape Peninsula with a view to inducing them to take the delightful sea tripe to the Cape and then become familiar with Capetown and its beautiful surroundings. "The latest dates mentioned in the text is 1923, with reference to a match at Newlands Football Ground and the unveiling of Maclean’s Beacon on 25th. February 1923.

Topics illustrated include: A General views of Cape Town, Educational Institutions, Wild Flowers, Fruit, Wineries, Motoring Paradise, Camps Bay, Muizenberg, St. James, Yachting and Boating, Mountaineering, Golf, Sea Angling, Trout Fishing, Hermanus, Mitchell’s Pass, Ceres, Hotels etc.

  • Jacket Condition: N/A
  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 21cm x 17cm
  • Sold By: White Eagle Books
  • Contact Person: Andrew Saidi
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 020 8997 9894
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal
  • Trade Associations: PBFA IOBA

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