The author and her late husband lived in Delagoa Bay/Lourenco Marques in 1876-78. This book, which she described as a social and natural history - "everything in general and nothing in particular" - was written following her subsequent solitary five-year revisit in the 1880s.
Full bound in tan cloth, with gilt lettering to the spine and black illustrations and lettering to the upper board, plain cream endpapers, half-title, inserted double-page board title-page with butterfly illustrations, xii +274 pp of text + 12 chapter opening sketches + 5 further inserted full-page illustrations +2 pp of publisher's announcements, including Annie Martin's Home Life on an Ostrich Farm.
CONDITION. The spine-ends and corners are rubbed. The endpapers are sunned. There are two small red marks at the top of the front endpaper (see image). Henry Wemyss Feilden's bookplate is on the front paste-down. The contents, including the inserts, are complete, unmarked and undiscoloured.
An attractive copy.
- Binding Condition: Very Good
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: 195 x 140
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