A survey of old South African paintings, drawings and prints to the end of the nineteenth century with a biographical dictionary of one thousand artists.
Signed deluxe edition. 1/4 leather binding. From the rear cover of the book: Paintings and drawings from earliest times up to the year 1900 are discussed and considerable attention has been given to the neglected subject of prints on South African interest. Profusely illustrated with 197 monochromes and 19 colour plates. Includes a magnificent Cape Panorama by Josephus Jones (a folding colour plate), a slave band of 15 musicians in Hussar uniforms in drawn up under the old trees to welcome Lord Charles Somerset to Bergvliet, et al. Small blue bookseller’s label on front fixed end paper. 254 pages. Contents clean and tightly bound. Heavy item and may incur additional postage oversea. 1st Edition. Condition: Very good. Dust jacket: Good. Edge-wear. Some creasing and rubbing with a long straight crease to the front flyleaf. 2.5cm closed tear to top edge of rear cover. Light toning on the verso in the spine area. Binding: Hardcover. Marbled boards over leather spine. Some light edge-wear.
Publisher: A A Balkema
Date Published: 1975
Publication Place: Cape Town
First Edition: Yes
Condition: Very good.
Binding: Hardcover. Marbled boards over leather spine. Some light edge-wear.
Jacket Condition: Good. Edge-wear. Some creasing and rubbing with a long straight crease to the front fly-leaf. 2.5cm closed tear to top edge of rear cover. Light toning on the verson in the spine area.
Dimensions: 28.5cm x 20.5cm x 2.5cm