Lady Anne Barnard. At the Cape of Good Hope.1797-1802.


Lady Anne Barnard 1750–1825,poet and letter writer.In 1793 she married Andrew barnard,who in 1797 became Colonial Secretary at the Cape.She accompanied him there,and as a pastime wrote a series of letters,describing daily life in the Colony,which became a South African classic.She returned to England in 1802,and her letters were published in book form and edited by Dorothea Fairbridge,This volume is the one described.

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H/ in the original boards.aged,surface marks,edge-worn no d/w,both ends of spine rubbed,some fadeing.Size 9×6 pp 13+343,inc,index,plates inc small cameo as frontispiece of the originater,tissue protected.Hinges strong,Binding,good to firm,but very dry Some heavy staining and browning to frontand back prelims.Front and bot outer edges deckled. A good–v/c clean copy. .


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