Cloth slightly marked and bumped; early sections a little loose; early gift inscription; a very good copy.
William Philip Schreiner, the brother of the author Olive Schreiner, 'was the first South-African born PM of the old Cape Colony' (from 1898-1900). Loosely inserted is an original cabinet photograph (image size 6' x 4', mounted on stiff card) of Schreiner and his wife, Frances Hester, nee Reitz. Inscribed on the verso of the card is 'Fan & Will, Jan 1884'; the photographer is James Bruton, Cape Town. The card has been cut down along the bottom edge, and there is a small tape stain to the top edge of the photograph and the title leaf (where it had originally been attached).