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Elliott (Arthur)


Published: Maskew Miller Limited, Cape Town, 1930

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Told in a Series of 1,100 Photographs by Arthur Elliott. With descriptive notes by W.R. Morrison.

78 pages, 8 plates including a portrait of Arthur Elliott, original printed light blue card covers bound into full brown leather, titled gilt on the upper cover. 4 newspaper articles relating to an exhibition of Colonial Antiquities which took place at the City Hall in January 1908 are mounted on linen and loosely inserted in a pocket in the back cover.

This is the catalogue of an exhibition of Elliott’s photographs which took place in Cape Town in 1930. It was one of a series which he mounted between 1910 and 1938, the year of his death. He specialised in historical photographs often taking images of old paintings, drawings and maps. He now better known for his architectural photographs of Cape Town and the historic buildings of the Western Cape. Prints of the photographs could be purchased at the exhibition and for an additional fee could be coloured by hand. The collection of his negatives, mostly on glass, is housed in the Western Cape Archives.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: Small 4to (255 x 185 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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