South Africa a Century Ago.Letters written from the Cape of Good Hope (1797-1901.

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Lady Anne Barnard,1750–1825,a poet and letter writer,the eldest daughter of the Earl of Balcarres in Scotland.In 1793,when already 43,she married Andew 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,and lay unknown for 100 years until published in 1901.Read them now as a facsination.

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H/b in marbled boards,with quarter binding in black buckram,with guilt to spine,corners a little bruised,otherwise in v/g clean condition,no d/w.Size 8×6 pp 10+316,inc addverts,no plates,only a small camio of the author as a frontispiece.Hinges strong.Binding tight (suggest unread)one or two slight finger staines at the preface otherwise nice and clean and sharp throughout. A v/g+-almost fine clean copy.

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