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SA Auction #86 begins on 22 Oct 2020

US Auction #4 begins on 08 Oct 2020

Karel Schoeman

BLOEMFONTEIN - die ontstaan van 'n stad (one of only five copies signed by the reclusive author at the 1980 book launch)

Published: Human & Rousseau, Kaapstad, 1980

Edition: First Edition

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First edition of Schoeman's book on the early history of Bloemfontein which is still used today as a standard reference.

Schoeman was a recluse and known for almost never signing his books. Only five copies of this title were signed by Schoeman at the book launch in September 1980 in Bloemfontein. This copy was signed for Henna Opperman, who aided him with his research for the book. Until very recently Henna Opperman was working for the NALN (National Afrikaans Literary Museum) but is now retired. Her name is neatly written on the front end paper. The name of Johan Wolfaardt, another previous owner, is also on the front endpaper. Wolfaardt is also a historian and regularly consults for South African film production companies regarding the historical accuracy of scripts, costumes, and weapons. A unique association copy.

  • Jacket Condition: Near Fine
  • Binding Condition: Near Fine
  • Overall Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 4to.
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
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