Eastern Cape Sketches 1848 to 1852
De Luxe edition:209 pages, colour frontispiece and title page, 162 illustrations from Baines' watercolours and sketches, map,half maroon leather with matching marbled paper boards, top edge gilt, black title label gilt on the spine, silk place markers, housed in a green cloth slip case with light scuff marks with marbled paper edges and leather lips, a fine copy.
Editor's note: 'In this book are gathered some of the artworks from The Brenthurst Collection relating particularly to the years from 1848 to 1852 which Baines spent in the Eastern Cape. In his day the writings, paintings and adventures of Thomas Baines were overshadowed by those of other travellers and explorers. What Baines had to say in pen and paint appeals to the modern world in a way in which others - so popular in their own time - often do not. A more humble, less self righteous, and perhaps more contradictory character than some of his leading contemporaries, Baines is today appreciated for capturing with insight the spirit of the Africa he knew and experienced.'
Brenthurst Press Second Series no 7.
Number 61 of 125 copies bound in half leather.
- Overall Condition: A Fine Copy
- Size: 4to (320 x240mm)