The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
The Cape Town guide (illustrated): containing information of every character for visitors and residents, including guides to all points of interest in and around Cape Town, description of buildings, suburbs ... by Dennis Edwards.
From the preface of our 1897 edition: “The very favourable reception accorded to the first edition of the Cape Town Guide has induced the publishers to re-issue it with such additional information as might prove useful to Visitors, and others, who wish to become thoroughly acquainted with Cape Town and its suburbs. Several illustrations of scenery and buildings have been added, and the book has been brought "up-to-date" as much as possible.”
UPSpace Access: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/18065
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Du Plessis (ZPA) Collection.
The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.