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Venter, E A

400 Leiers in Suid-Afrika oor vier eeue. Beskouinge oor vierhonderd leierfigure in Suid-Afrika sedert die grondlegging

Published: Author, Potchefstroom, 1980

Edition: 200 numbered copies signed by the author on 24 October 1980

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Although this Afrikaans book, sometimes written with Christian religious fervour, concentrates on "Afrikaners", it by no means excludes white English-speaking and black leaders from its chosen 400.

This de luxe author-published limited-edition signed and numbered book (copy 51 of 200 copies) is full-bound in green leather, gilt coat of arms to upper panel, gilt design and lettering to the spine, all edges gilt. It has illustrated endpapers and there are many b/w and colour illustrations in the 511 pp of text and index, which have no owner signature or other marks or foxing or other discolouration.

A minor shortcoming in this otherwise excellently produced copy is the slightly lumpy folding of the first few sections; however, this is visible only when the book is open and one looks carefully. A thin line of white Tippex on the front free endpaper (see image) may have covered a name.

The author acknowledges his debt to the Saambou building society for its financial contribution to the production of this edition.

  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 245 x 190 x 40
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
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