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Lot #34/27 Victorian life at the Cape, 1870-1900 by Catherine Knox …. illustrations by Cora Coetzee. An interesting look at society, homes, gardens, architecture, travel, rich & poor, hospitals, education, shops & shopping, among others. Illustrated by the typical wash sketches of places, landscapes, people, etc. by Cora Coetzee. Cape Town, Fernwood Press, 1992. First edition. Landscape format. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 184, colour & tinted illustrations, folding map inside pocket on rear paste-down. Dust jacket lightly toned & torn at spine (now protected by wrap-around plastic). VG. Reserve price: R250.00 bids welcome