SIX MONTHS AT THE CAPE or Letters to Periwinkle from…

SIX MONTHS AT THE CAPE or Letters to Periwinkle from South Africa. With Illustrations by S. E. Waller from sketches by the author.

London.James Nisbet & Co. 1880. vi, [2], [1], 2 -256, 16pp ad's. Illustrated. Original cloth, gilt. Octavo. Hinges cracked; boards very badly damp-stained, and the spine faded. Internally clean and with no sign of damp. Probably the first reprint as the first edition was issued in December 1878 with the title-page date 1879. This copy is signed by Ballantyne in full on the title-page and is extensively corrected and marked up in his hand for the printer, presumably for a new and shorter edition. However, the alterations, which include much excising and some manuscript changes, cease at page 57. This title was intended primarily for the adult market.

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