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23 Jan 2020 16:30 GMT

Walton, James

Homesteads and Villages of South Africa

Published: J. L. van Schaik, Pretoria, 1952

Edition: First

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Number 157 of an edition limited to 200 copies, signed and numbered by the author.  4to; three-quarter green morocco, lettered in gilt on spine, with grey cloth sides; tinted top edge; pp. xii + 111 + (i), incl. index, + (xxx); line drawings, maps and plans, and plates.  Near-fine condition.

"This book is the story of the settlement of South Africa as revealed in its homesteads, whether mud hut or ornate mansion, in its churches, in its villages and in the everyday life of the men and women who struggled against great odds to develop a new country where they could start life afresh.  The culture of South Africa owes much to the countries from which the first settlers came but during three centuries it has been modified to such an extent to suit the new conditions that to-day it is as typical as the culture of any country and its folk architecture, especially in the Cape, is one of the richest in the world."

  • 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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  • Trade Associations: SABDA, IOBA

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