In his foreword, Frank Bradlow, at the time Cape Town's foremost historian and bibliophile, wrote: " . . . Mrs de Beer's book of local history with its collection of splendid illustrations - many reproduced for the first time - has effectively captured the spirit of this stretch of the Atlantic coast, past and present, and enhanced our delight in it . . . By showing us the historic origins of Camps Bay and the surrounding suburbs, she has preserved for us a part of Cape Town's past which needed preservation . . . "
In her introduction, the author noted that to recapture the romance of Lion Mountain we should not separate it - as we do today - into Lion's Head and Signal Hill, and, later: "First for my own pleasure, and later in the hope of providing some interesting information for others, I have put together something of the story of the geology, fauna and flora of he Lion Mountain and of the settlements on its western shores . . . "
Reproduction of colour painting on unclipped dustjacket, printed on all faces, cloth-grained paper-boards, plain endpapers, [viii] including the prelims, two maps and frontispiece + 176 pp of text, notes and index, illustrated with 203 captioned b/w photographs, maps and drawings.
CONDITION. The copy is complete and unmarked and would have been fine to as new without the very slightly rubbed top edge of the upper face of the dustjacket.
- Jacket Condition: Very Good
- Binding Condition: Fine
- Overall Condition: Fine
- Size: 285 x 200
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