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Schreiner (Olive)

THE HUNTER (Limited edition)

Published: Egon Guenther, Johannesburg, 1979

Edition: Limited edition

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With twelve engravings by Wendy Vincent

Limited edition: Half title page, title page, 51 pages of hand printed letterpress and a colophon leaf, interspersed with 12 engravings (one as the frontispiece), each signed and numbered in pencil by the artist and with onion paper guards, uncut page edges, patterned end papers which match the slipcase, full leather binding with a green and red abstract design, titled gilt on the spine, housed in a patterned paper covered slipcase with leather lips, a fine copy.

The colophon reads: The Hunter by Olive Schreiner originally appeared in “The Story of an African Farm,” which was first published in 1883. It subsequently appeared in the volume “Dreams” in 1891.

This private edition with 12 original engravings by Wendy Vincent, each signed and numbered by the artist in limited to:

75 copies numbered 1 to 75
10 artist’s proofs numbered AP I to AP X
and 5 hors commerce numbered HC I to HC V

This copy is number 4

The engravings were printed from the original plates on Zerkall Buetten paper by Egon Guenther.

The text was hand set in 24 point Bembo by Nicholas Pasotti and printed by Egon Guenther.

Each copy is bound in quarter Oasis goatskin by Peter Carstens. A handwritten annotation next to this reads: Bound for Corrie Geyt- a good and constant friend Peter Carstens Sept. 1979.

Loosely inserted with this volume is the following:

Schreiner (Olive) The Hunter: an allegory.Unpaginated [28 ]pages, uncut edges brown card covers with a title label pasted onto the upper cover. Privately printed at the Hillacre Bookhouse, Riverside Conn. 1911.

A note opposite the title page reads: A few copies of this little allegory have been privately printed at Hillacre, Riverside, Connecticut

  • Overall Condition: A fine copy
  • Size: 4to (350 x250mm)
  • Name: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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