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SA Auction #106 begins on 13 Apr 2023

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J. H. Breytenbach

Die Geskiedenis van die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog in Suid-Afrika, 1899-1902 (6 Volumes)

Published: Government Printer, Pretoria, 1977-1996

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8vo (24.8 x 15.4 x 2.7cm), various pages. Original hardcover bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. With frontispieces, various monochrome plates and fine colour fold-out maps.


A comprehensive and exhaustively-researched history of the Boer War in Afrikaans, in 6 volumes. The 6th volume is scarce and often not present with the first 5 volumes of this set. This feat of scholarship can be considered to be the definitive account of the Boer War in Afrikaans, and an essential part of any library dealing with the history of this conflict.


From the estate of the late Frikkie Oosthuizen, who presented the classical music programme 'U Eie Keuse' on Afrikaans radio.


Condition: Very good. Volumes 1-3 have some adhesive tape stains to the front and rear free endpapers and pastedowns, from previous plastic coverings. Small bump to bottom corner of rear board of Vol. 1. The boards and spine of Vol. 2 have been bound in reserve. Text bound correctly. Slight crease to one of the fold-out maps in Vol. 2. Publisher's stamp to front free endpaper of vol. 4. Minor stain to front board of vol. 5. Small stains to the front board and fore edge of textblock of Vol. 6. Each volume has the previous owner's bookplate fixed to the front free pastedown. The volumes have some light rubbing to the boards and spines. The text, plates and maps are clean and clear. Each volume is solidly bound.


  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8vo (24.8 x 15.4 x 2.7cm)
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  • Contact Person: Doron Locketz
  • Country: South Africa
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