Vivien Allen

Kruger's Pretoria. Buildings and Personalities of the City in the Nineteenth Century

Collectors' Edition

Published: A. A. Balkema, Cape Town, 1971

Edition: Collectors' Edition

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The Deluxe edition #93 of 200 copies, bound in 1/4 leather with marbled boards. Included over 200 photographs. 259 pages A Near fine copy, some shelfwear, but still presenting well.

Publisher's Summary. Pretoria's history is comparatively recent. It was once the capital of Kruger's Republic, a time of turbulence and insecurity; and it was the Western outpost of what in those times were the wilds of Africa. The houses and public buildings that have remained from that period are interesting from an architectural point of view because there was no local tradition or style. The visitors and settlers who were there were unusual men with strong and often eccentric personalities; the homes that they built are used by Vivien Allen as the basis for a lively and very personal history of early Pretoria."

  • Binding Condition: Near Fine
  • Overall Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 4to 28cm x 21cm
  • Sold By: Rare Collections
  • Contact Person: Christo Snyman
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: +27827758439
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal, EFT, Credit Card
  • Trade Associations: Rare Collections


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