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29 Aug 2019 16:30 GMT

Augustinus, Paul (author and artist); foreword by Ian Player

Botswana. A Brush with the Wild (1992)

Published: Acorn Books, Johannesburg, 1992

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This is a fine copy of the revised edition, published five years after the original edition of 1987.

French-fold unclipped dustjacket, tan paper-boards, gilt to spine, head- and tail-bands, the author's animal sketches on the endpapers, half-title, double-page title-page with sketch of a herd of buffaloes, illustrated contents, foreword and dedication pages, map of early travellers' routes and several area maps, chronological summary, 206 pp of text, bibliography and index, printed on 160 gm2 matt-art paper and illustrated with the author's colour paintings (many of them exhibited in various countries), colour and duotone photographs and monochrome sketches.

The contents are divided into:

  • The Northern Kalahari
  • The Okavango
  • The Mahabe
  • The Endless Mopane
  • A Northern Wilderness
  • Wilderness Update
CONDITION. The dustjacket, covers and contents are complete and unmarked. Only the smallest rubbing spots to the foot of the spine prevent the copy having an as-new rating. (This 26-year-old copy owes its condition to its untouched life in its printer's archives.)
  • Jacket Condition: Fine
  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 255 x 350; 1.5 kg
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
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