SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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BOWLER, Thomas William.
Pictorial Album of Cape Town, with Views of Simon's Town, Port Elizabeth, and Graham's Town.

Published
Cape Town: J.C. Juta, 1866.
References
Not in Abbey; Mendelssohn (1957), p.177; Bobins 83.
Plates
12
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
Cape Town: J.C. Juta, 1866.
Ref
5043

Oblong folio, (11.5 x 15 inches) 44pp. Twelve hand-coloured lithographed plates, after author by M. & N. Hanrat including one folding view as frontispiece, original full green pebble cloth, gilt-lettered direct, ruled in blind. Chocolate coloured endpapers. Joints slightly rubbed, corners bumped. Mendelssohn writes that the descriptive letterpress is ample and instructive and gives a complete history of each building depicted in the majority of instances. Coloured plates in order: 1. View of Cape Town from Table Bay. 2. The Government House. 3. St. George's Cathedral, from Wale Street. 4. The Public Library and Museum, from the Botanic Garden. 5. Adderley Street and the Dutch Reformed Church. 6. The Entrance to the Castle. 7. The Roman Catholic Church. 8. The Lutheran Church, Strand-Street. 9. The Presbyterian Church, St. Andrew's Square. 10. Simon's Town. 11. Port Elizabeth. 12. Graham's Town, from the Bay-Road.