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Smith, Anna H.

Cape Views and Costumes. Water-colours by H. C. de Meillon in the Brenthurst Collection, Johannesburg

Published: The Brenthurst Press, Johannesburg, 1978

Edition: First thus

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Number 115 of 125 copies bound in half leather, from a total printing of one thousand copies. The third volume in the Brenthust first series. 4to; original green half morocco with marbled boards and matching marbled slipcase; spine tooled in compartments, with gilt-on-red lettering-piece to second compartment; t.e.g.; pp. 134; full-colour plates. Slipcase somewhat rubbed and partially sunned; spine very slightly sunned. A near-fine copy in a rubbed slipcase. 

A charming visual document of life at the Cape of Good Hope as it was nearly two hundred years ago. Although comparatively little is known about Henry Clifford de Meillon, Anna H. Smith, in her chapter 'The artist: his life and work', pieces together the facts that have survived, and remarks that De Meillon's "pictures are today a most valuable record of the peoples and places of the Cape in the early nineteenth century."

  • Binding Condition: Near-fine
  • Overall Condition: Near-fine
  • Size: 4to
  • Sold By: Christison Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Lindsay Christison
  • Country: South Africa
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