Lot #35/04 The Cape diaries of Lady Anne Barnard, 1799-1800 .... 2 volumes edited by Margaret Lenta & Basil le Cordeur
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Lot #35/04 The Cape diaries of Lady Anne Barnard, 1799-1800 .... 2 volumes edited by Margaret Lenta & Basil le Cordeur. Barnard kept her diary religiously & she paints a picture of the strata of society & daily life & intrigues in the city of Cape Town. She discusses the social customs of the British & Boer, Khoi & San. Previously unpublished diaries, written by the wife of the Colonial Secretary, during the First British Occupation of the Cape. "Van Riebeeck Society, Second Series" nos. 29 & 30. Cape Town, Van Riebeeck Society, 1998-1999. First edition. Two volumes. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jackets. Pp. xxxv,368,(9) + x,328, colour frontispieces (portraits), folding panorama (end of vol. 2), illustrations, portraits. Dust jackets a bit rubbed. VG. Reserve price: R690.00 bids welcome

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