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TIMBER AND TIDES: THE STORY OF KNYSNA AND PLETTENBERG BAY.

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TIMBER AND TIDES: THE STORY OF KNYSNA AND PLETTENBERG BAY.

by TAPSON, WINIFRED:

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ISBN 10
0702104558
ISBN 13
9780702104558
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South Africa,8vo HB+dw/dj,4th edn.[Originally and first published Nov.,1961,revised+enlarged Oct.,1963,a 3rd edn Sept.,1967 and this the 4th edn Oct.,1973.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn but dw/dj price-clipped.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated card dw/dj with,monochrome lower 1/3rds,front+rear,of dw/dj illustrated dw/dj with also a b/w oval vignette to front,black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks,tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges very lightly toned but still clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's brown, black+white design illustrated boards with black+brown lettering to spine/backstrip,and immaculate brown+white regional map ( KNYSNA Harbour and district - c.1820) illustrated eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,vii-xivpp+1-199pp [paginated] includes author's foreword,contents list/table,with illus list/table to reverse,acknowledgements,a prologue included in 13 chapters and an epilogue,24 b/w photographs+double b/w photographic illustrated frntis - both sides,b/w line illus by Leng Dixon for chapters 1-13 and by John McDough for chapter 14,a b/w plan/map of Knysna,books+documents consulted,appendix with 2 contributions (family graves of 2 families),an index,plus [unpaginated] half-title,b/w photographic frntis,title page,a dedication,with Knysna map/plan to reverse,and to rear of book a 4-page gate-fold genealogical family tree of George Rex. For its size,Knysna is probably the best-known place in South Africa.It is known,however vaguely,as a town built upon the shores of a lagoon of breathtaking beauty; as the home of stinkwood furniture,and as the place where an Englishman named George Rex,allegedly the son of King George III and the Quaker,Hannah Lightfoot,settled at the beginning of the 19thC.
But there is much more to Knysna than even this,a whole treasury of fact about the men and women of its past which the author has so painstakingly unearthed and which she presents with a nice sense of humour.Plettenberg Bay,now the playground of tourists,was the precursor of Knysna as a port for shipping much-needed timber from the forests of Cape Town.
Primarily this is a book about the ships that plied to and from Knysna,and the men who sailed them.
In none of the chapters is this fascinating book,whether on forestry,or the long-forgotten Millwood goldfields,or the elephant hunts,or the ancestry of George Rex,does the author fail to bring to light new evidence which transforms her subject.
Since April 2013 and again in March 2015,and in this year too, the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template, altering it's prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too!
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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
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Title
TIMBER AND TIDES: THE STORY OF KNYSNA AND PLETTENBERG BAY.
Author
TAPSON, WINIFRED:
Illustrator
illus with contemporary b/w photographs and b/w line illustrations.lin
Format/binding
Hardback+dw/dj.
Book condition
Used - FINE.
Jacket condition
FINE.
Quantity available
1
Edition
SOUTH AFRICA,8vo HB+dw/dj,4th edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0702104558
ISBN 13
9780702104558
Publisher
SOUTH AFRICA.WYNBERG,CAPE.JUTA & COMPNAY LIMITED,1973.
Place of Publication
South Africa
This edition first published
1973
Keywords
q52.GENERAL.South Africa,8vo HB+dw/dj,4th edn.0702104558.Knysna_timber trade_Plettenberg Bay_19thC.19thC Forestry_Stinkwood furniture_Cape_Town_George Rex.Quaker_Hannah Lightfoot_George Rex.Cape Town_Millwood goldfields.Books new,used,signed,rare.
Bookseller catalogs
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