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Abbe Henri Breuil with the collabotaion of Mary E. Boyle and Dr. E. R. Scherz.

The Rock Paintings of Southern Africa: Volume Two. PHILIPP CAVE

Published: Abbe Breuil Publications, London, 1957

Edition: First Standard Edition of 1200 Unnumbered copies.

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Philipp Cave is the second volume of a series recording this remarkable work of the Abbe Breuil, during the 1940's, who undertook to survey and study , and to trace these remarkable findings. It reveals an interesting and hitherto little known frieze in the Erongo region of South West Africa(Namibia).

In addition to some unusual, early drawings of animals in white, the frieze includes a 'Tall Man' whose stylised figure and Nilotic head caused him to be nicknamed the 'Pharoah' by the Abbe and his companions. In the Abbe's view, this and other figures in Philipp Cave have a definite affinity with the paintings of the White Lady shelter in the Brandberg, some ninety miles to the north-west, which were the subject of the first volume.

The Abbe's original copies reproduced in 31 plates by colour collotype and hand-stencil; 30 photographs, reproduced by collotype, document his copies. In all there are 19 pages of reproductins, inclusing one double page. This being one of 1200 unnumbered copies published 1957.

Original pale blue cloth with clipped dustcover. Colour Frontispiece. 19 pages text with plate desciptions-list of illustrations plus 28 coloured plated ,plus further black and white photogrpahs and figures. Dustcover protected in mylar cover. Very clean copy.No Marks.

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 28 X 38cm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 01743 361772
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal-Cheques-Direct Transfer to UK Bank.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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