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Sir Charles D'Oyly


Published: Tafelberg, Cape Town, South Africa, 1975

Edition: Deluxe

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Daily life in the eighteen-thirties illustrated with the hitherto unpublished Johannesburg Album of sketches by Sir Charles D'Oyly, together with his other Cape Town drawings and those of Frederick Knyvett.

'In 1974 the Africana Museum, Johannesburg, bought an album of 100 pencil drawings by Sir Charles D'Oyly, all made in Cape Town in the 1830's. They give a humorous and unsophisticated view of daily life in the Mother City under the Governorship of Sir Lowry Cole; a picturesque town of some 10,000 inhabitants. These interesting drawings, which have not been published before, are all reproduced in this book and, to make a panorama complete, other Cape Town drawings of D'Oyly have also been added, together with those of his friend Frederick Knyvett.' Editor's note.

Limited edition: 140 pages, frontispiece and numerous illustrations, brown cloth, dust jacket.

The edition is limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by the author. This copy bears the additional inscription on the limitation page, 'To J A Windell, Deluxe copy signed by the author, Cor Pama, 10.3.1976', and is numbered "0".

4to (280 x 215mm)

  • Jacket Condition: Very good
  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 280 x 215mm
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  • Country: South Africa
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