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30 May 2019 16:30 GMT

Carruthers (Jane)

THOMAS BAINES EASTERN CAPE SKETCHES 1848 to 1852

Published: Brenthurst Press, Johannesburg, 1990

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209 pages, colour frontispiece and title page, 162 illustrations from Baines' watercolours and sketches, map, top edge stained green, black cloth spine gilt, a very good copy in the slightly worn dust jacket.

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. Standard edition limited to 850 copies.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 4to (310 x250mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
  • Telephone: 021 794 0600
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  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA


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