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21 Nov 2019 16:30 GMT

De Kock, W. J.. and D. W. Krüger and C. J. Beyers (editors-in-chief)

Dictionary of South African Biography [5-volume set]

Published: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, 1968-1987

Edition: 1968-1987

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Five large 8vo volumes; original maroon rexine, lettered in gilt on spine; dustwrappers to second and fourth volumes; pp. xx + (iv) + 895, (xviii) + 870 + (viii), (xx) + 861 + (xv), (xxvi) + 803 + (xxi), (xxviii) + 909 + (xxviii).  This set evidently compiled from different sources: library codes and labels to the first volume, which is bumped at the tail of the spine; second volume's dustwrapper a bit sunned and edgeworn; third volume signed by earlier owner on front free endpaper and somewhat foxed, with bump to top fore-corner of upper board; fourth volume has slightly tanned spine panel to dustwrapper, and occasional fox spot, else near-fine; fifth volume with merest trace of spotting to top edge, else fine, though lacking dustwrapper. 

Complete set of this important reference work, with detailed biographies of key figures in South African history.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: Large 8vo
  • Sold By: Christison Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Lindsay Christison
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: lindsay@christison.co.za
  • Telephone: 041 371 4844
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT, Paypal
  • Trade Associations: SABDA, IOBA


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