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SA Auction #85 begins on 10 Sep 2020

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Harris, C J, and Brian D Ingpen; paintings by Peter Bilas

Mailships of the Union-Castle Line

Published: Fernwood Press, Cape Town, 1994

Edition: First

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Laminated pictorial dustjacket with french fold; purple cloth-boards, gilt to the upper panel and spine; pictorial endpapers; 180 pp of colour and duotone sepia-illustrated text, appendixes, bibliography, credits, index and list of subscribers, all, according to the mailer, "printed [in Singapore] to the highest standards on 128 gsm Japanese Matt Art Paper".


While the visible outside of the dustjacket is perfect, the inside of the upper french fold has a brown stain, and there is some other brown spotting, also inside. The versos of the free endpapers and their facing pages (p 1, the half-title, and p 180, the end of the list of subscribers) have similar brown stains; these possibly result from a paper flaw and they are not really obtrusive. The other contents are in mint condition. Unfortunate insect damage has caused a few small white marks on the lower edge of the upper board (see image).

Loosely inserted is a 3-fold A4 mailer and order form for the two editions - R895 for the collectors' edition and R150 for the standard edition.

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 305 x 275
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft or, for overseas buyers, Visa or Mastercard credit cards.
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

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