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29 Aug 2019 16:30 GMT

Gutsche, Thelma


the life and times of Florence Phillips

Published: Howard Timmins, Cape Town, 1966

Edition: First

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432 pages: illustrations, colour portrait as frontispiece, maps on endpapers. Paper covered boards, dust wrapper.

Dubbed "no ordinary woman" by Jan Smuts, Florence Phillips was influential amongst the leading figures of her time. Born in Cape Town in 1863, she moved between Cape Town and the Kimberley diamond fields, where she met and married Lionel Phillips in 1885.  After the Jameson Raid and the South African War, the Phillips resettled in Johannesburg, where Florence motivated the setting up of the Johannesburg Art Gallery and commissioned Marloth to start work on THE FLORA OF SOUTH AFRICA. After they purchased the farm Vergelegen from fellow diamond prospector Samuel Kerr, she initiated its restoration, encouraging the preservation of national heritage through preserving local culture, crafts, and artifacts.

  • Jacket Condition: Good
  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 24 x 19 cm
  • Sold By: Select Books
  • Contact Person: David McLennan
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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