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23 Jan 2020 16:30 GMT

Transvaal / South African Republic

De Locale Wetten der Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek. 1887-1890

Published: W. E. Burmester, Johannesburg, 1891

Edition: 1891

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Demy 8vo; original black quarter leather, with matching pebbled cloth sides, lettered in gilt on spine (which gives the period as 1888-1890); pp. lxviii + 30 + 2 + xxvi + 64 + xxi, incl. index; blank note sheets, bound in, are not reckoned in the pagination; a brief index, in contemporary manuscript, is also bound in following the title page.  Cover a bit rubbed, and corners turned; head of spine slightly worn; hand-stamps of 'Charles Leonard, Attorney at Law, Johannesburg S.A.R' and of 'Tennant & Jacobsohn, Solicitors & Notaries Etc., Johannesburg', some including '1891', to endpapers, and occasionally elsewhere; occasional foxing and contemporary annotations. Good to very good condition. 

Text in Dutch.  SABIB 4 (p. 527) notes similar titles for volumes overlapping the period covered by this compilation, with the observation "Title and compilers vary." OCLC finds only the British Library and University of Pretoria copies. Exceedingly important compilation of Z.A.R. laws in the decade preceding the Second Anglo-Boer War. Given the importance of gold to the economy of the republic, and its part in the conflict that was to follow, among the laws itemised in the penned index are "Gold Law, 9-1888" and "Gold  Law, 8-1890."  These are entitled "Wet op het delven van en handeldrijven in edele metalen en edelgesteenten in de Z. A. Republiek", the second version running to forty-six pages.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good to very good
  • Size: Demy 8vo
  • Sold By: Christison Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Lindsay Christison
  • Country: South Africa
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