The Malay Quarter and its People – Du Plessis, I D and Lückhoff, C A


If you would like to collect this book from the shop in Kalk Bay, please email or phone us to make arrangements.

Select your currency

Out of stock

Publication No. 1 in the Race Relations Series of the Sub-Department of Coloured Affairs Department of the Interior, Union of South Africa. Signature of previous owner, John Norman Henshilwood, 1954 on front paste-down. Light scattered foxing on a few of the contents pages. Age-toning and some handling marks on the front free end page and the last 3 pages, From the fly-leaf: “Illustrated by 14 full-colour plates and 188 reproductions selected from a collection of photographs by two foremost photographers, reproductions of paintings, old prints, etc. The authors have given us insight to all aspects of this Malay quarter and its people, of picturesque old houses, mosques with their oriental atmosphere and muezzins calling from the minarets, colourful old customs, intimate details of everyday life, their handicrafts, lively street scenes, music, songs, old stories, etc.” A dedication page by I D du Plessis reads: “We dedicate this book to a people who through their industry, simplicity and sincerity, their respect for the law, for their own traditions and those of their neighbours, have shown the way to racial harmoney – the Cape Malays.” 90 Pages. 1st Edition. Condition: Very good. Dust jacket: Poor. In two parts. Large open tears to spine. An 8cm and a 2cm closed tear to front panel with a number of 1 – 3 cm closed tears along the top edge. Foxing and age-toning to the verso. Binding: Hardcover. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering and image. Some light sunning to spine and edge-wear to extremities.

Publisher: A A Balkema
Date Published: 1953
Publication Place: Cape Town
First Edition: Yes

Condition: Very good
Binding: Hardcover. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering and image. Some light sunning to spine. Some edge-wear to extremities.
Has Dust Jacket: Yes
Jacket Condition: Poor.
Dimensions: Quarto. 27.5cm x 22cm x 2.5cm

Additional information

Weight 450 g