The Birth of Greater Cape Town 1850 – 1913
From the fly-leaf: “Grand Parade, treading in the wake of the author’s previous book, Gentleman’s Walk, but standing on its own as a record of the history of Cape Town from 1850 to 1913 has a dual meaning. The title refers to the two functions the town’s oldest square had during that epoch. The Grand Parade was the Pageant of People as well as the Plane of Progress.” Includes a few fold-out colour plates by T W Bowler et al as well as photographs, maps and illustrations of buildings, the habour with its shipping etc. 3cm split to front end papers. Some thumbing. Small blue bookseller’s label on fixed end paper. Inscription on half title page has been rubbed out. A few discolouration marks from old cellotape to the end papers. 176 Pages. Contents clean and tightly bound. 1st Edition. Condition: Good. Dust jacket: Fair. 5cm closed tear to the front fold with a few smaller open and closed tears to extremities. Rubbing to rear cover. Binding: Hardcover. Some edge-wear to boards.
Publisher: C Struik (Pty) Ltd
Date Published: 1969
Publication Place: Cape Town
First Edition: Yes
Binding: Hardcover. Some edge-wear to boards.
Has Dust Jacket: Yes
Jacket Condition: Fair. 5cm closed tear to the front fold with a few smaller open and closed tears to extremities. Rubbing to rear cover.
Dimensions: 28.5cm x 22cm x 3cm