Durban: Virginia Taylor, 1985. Limited Edition. Hardcover : Vol 1 pp.  [v] xi [frontis] 180  : frontispiece consists of two colour photographs of Ile de France pasted in : illustrated throughout including maps and documents : Vol 2 pp.  [frontis] xiii [xiv] 389  [34, appendix] [26, bibliography] : frontispiece consists of two colour photographs pasted in : illustrated throughout including 5 more pasted in colour photos : maps : documents : family trees : foreword by Jack Smith : rust red vinyl boards : gilt to spines : limited to 300 copies : both volumes signed and dated by author to front free endpaper with the volume 2 being inscribed ''To Olive With best wishes from Virgie - Virginia Taylor 18th November 1989 Durban.'' : loosely inserted note in vol 1 from author reads in part, ''To produce one page of coloured pictures for 300 copies would cost about R1200 so I hope the substitute frontispiece is acceptable. These photos were converted from slides by Spectrum, Durban.'' : photocopied page title Chapter 20 ''Fred'' loosely inserted, Vol 1.
Foxing to edges both volumes; age toning to endpapers Vol 1; light foxing to first and last pages of Vol 1 and occasionally throughout : a few scattered fox spots to Vol 2 but mostly clean. Very good. Item #2193