The South African Drawings of William J Burchell. Helen M. McKay.

The South African Drawings of William J Burchell

Johannesburg, South Africa: Witwatersrand Univ Press, 1952. Burchell, W. First Limited to 300 Copies. Hardcover. Volume Two - complete in itself LANDSCAPE SKETCHES - collotype reproductions with descriptive text. Twenty two magnificent FOLDING plates with text and introduction by the editor. Burchell visited South Africa in 1810-1815. His book, Travels in the Interior of Souther Africa was thought to represent the entire body of his work. Later, when other works were discovered, they were catalogued and printed, in very small numbered editions. A handsome production, that when it was published almost 55 years ago cost an amazing twelve pounds (and the pound was even higher than it is now). Former owner's almost invisible blindstamp otherwise near fine in like jacket. #51 of only 300 copies (of which only 270 were ever for sale). Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2967

Price: $575.00