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Eric Rosenthal

Meet Me at the Carlton (signed, dated & numbered)

The Story of Johannesburg's Old Carlton Hotel

Published: Howard Timmins, Cape Town, 1972

Edition: Special Edition

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Special edition limited to 500 copies of which this is number 308, presented on the occasion of the opening of the Carlton Hotel,Johannesburg, 21st November, 1972, signed by the author, Howard Timmins, 1972, the dream of Barney Barnato, offshoot of London's Carlton, Ivar Kreuger on the Rand, the voyage of the Cluny Castle, palace of luxury, Johannesburg 1906, hub of the goldfields, the coming of 'The Mons', through the first world war, alarms and excursions, the selling of the Carlton, hostelry to the famous, the 'little man' takes over, weathering the big slump, behind the scenes at the Carlton, rebuilding and revival, some Carlton anecdotes, another war, the end of the old Carlton, the beginning of the new, index, many photographic illustrations, 156 pages, 285 x 225mm, condition: very good.

Anyone familiar with the history of South Africa knows the name, Eric Rosenthal. Author and historian, he grew up in Johannesburg and knows his subject intimately. The history of the Carlton is the history of Johannesburg. A delight with many old  photographs of interiors, street scenes, personalities, menus and other printed ephemera illustrating the typically lively  text that was Eric's signature.

To be precise, this book marks the relaunch of the 'Old Lady", not the opening in 1906!

  • Jacket Condition: very good
  • Binding Condition: very good
  • Overall Condition: very good
  • Size: 285 x 225mm


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