Grahamstown South Africa c. 1900 pictorial souvenir travel album street scenesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 20th Century Books, Travel, Tourism, Africa, South Africa, Grahamstown, Souvenir Albums, Illustrated Books).
Views of Grahamstown.
Published c. 1900-20, Cape Town, South Africa by The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Company.
Title leaf, then 12 pictorial sheets. Text in English. Illustrated throughout by gravure method.
Publisher's paper wrappers, decorative pictorial cover paste down, all images printed on thin cardstock. Disbound, binding string gone so all pages now loose.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 8 3/4" H x 11 1/2" W.