South African Memories was originally published in London in 1932, but this revised 1979 edition, edited and with an introduction by Deborah Lavin, "can be virtually considered a new book [from the front flap] . . . Four chapters appear here for the first time [including] accounts of magnate politics, the 1910 Botha election, and a chapter devoted to the notorious Karl Ludwig Von Veltheim - all of which were considered too contentious to publish at the time of the first edition, which appeared soon after FitzPatrick's death".
The dustjacket is illustrated with a Pierneef painting, reproduced in colour, and a b/w photograph of Percy FitzPatrick. Chocolate cloth-boards, plain endpapers, 308 pp of prelims, text, notes at the end of each chapter, a "Who's Who?", bibliography and index + an 8 pp inserted section of b/w photographs on art paper.
CONDITION. The dustjacket is chipped at the edges and rubbed at the folds. The binding remains tight but the boards are lightly shelf-rubbed. There are no ownership or other marks and the contents, including the photographs, are complete and undiscoloured.
- Jacket Condition: Good+ (repaired)
- Binding Condition: Very Good
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: 230 x 160