The Progress of his Royal Highness Prince Alfred Ernest Albert through the Cape Colony, British Kaffraria, the Orange Free State, and Port Natal, in the year 1860 (1861)


Title: The Progress of his Royal Highness Prince Alfred Ernest Albert through the Cape Colony, British Kaffraria, the Orange Free State, and Port Natal, in the year 1860
Photographer(s): Joseph Kirkman, York and possibly Frederick Young
Designer(s): Cover design by Charles Davidson Bell (1813-1882) who contributed also 9 woodcuts to the book
Writer(s): unknown
Publisher: Saul Solomon & Co., Cape Town, 1861
Pages: 180 pp
Language: English
ISBN:
Dimensions: 29×23 cm
Edition:
Country: Tunisia
From the collection of Flip Bool

3 thoughts on “The Progress of his Royal Highness Prince Alfred Ernest Albert through the Cape Colony, British Kaffraria, the Orange Free State, and Port Natal, in the year 1860 (1861)

  1. 180 pages, circular photograph of Prince Albert mounted on title page and 16 other mounted albumen print photographs, 9 charming wood-engravings in the text, some on tinted backgrounds, title page printed in gold, lilac, red and blue, original blue pebble-grained cloth with an elaborate gilt design.

    A remarkable production and undoubtedly Saul Solomon’s finest. 6 photographs are by Kirkman of Bowler paintings, 4 are of paintings by Baines, the remaining six are original views: Graham’s Town (by Green); Reception near Queen’s Town; Interview with the Tambookies; Moshesh and His Councellors; Prince with Wildebeeste; Prince’s Travelling Equipage. These last 5 are by York. Although Kirkman’s name appears with that of York in the ‘List of Illustrations’ it would appear to be unjustified since, according to Bull (Majorie) and Denfield (Joseph) Secure the Shadow, Kirkman did not leave Cape Town.

    The first South African publication to carry photographs was the Cape Monthly Magazine of January 1859 (York). This book on the Prince’s tour was the first to be illustrated with photographs.

    A South African Bibliography, volume 3, page 750, ‘According to the Cape Monthly Magazine, (v. 12, 1876, p.64) Roderick Noble wrote the letter-press.’

    Size: 4to (290 x 230 mm)

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