Place Published: Cape Town
Publisher: John Lane, The Bodley Head
Date Published: 
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition. Very Good+ hardcover in good only dustwrapper (in Brodart). Illustrated endpapers graphic is a certified copy of an entry in a Register of Deaths, green cloth, 220 x 145mm A fictional journal of the life of Dr. James Barry, the military doctor who served at the Cape, and Malta, who was said to have been the grand-daughter of a Scottish earl. Dr James Barry who was born in 1795 and lived for many years at the Cape masquerading as a man. Her secret was never discovered until her death in 1865 and so reported to the Horse Guards. Interestingly, the book is dedicated by the Authors to Sybil Thorndike for her impersonation of Dr James Barry.
Very Good+ / Good. Item #1077