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R. Gerard

FLAGS OVER SOUTH AFRICA (1952) - de luxe edition limited to 300 signed & numbered copies

South African vexillology

Published: Pretoria Technical College, Pretoria, 1952

Edition: De Luxe First Edition

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Publisher's three-quarter pigskin binding with titles in gilt on front panel and spine.

55pp. Illustrated.

Internally clean and well bound. Corners sharp.

Signed by the author on the limitation page. This is copy number 32 of an English edition limited to 300.

Some of the contents include:

Jan van Riebeeck, Portuguese flags and ensigns, The House of Orange, Dutch Flags and Ensigns, Ciphers of the Dutch East India Company, English Flags and Ensigns, Cape Town Castle, British Flags and Ensigns, List of Dutch Commanders and Governors, 1927 Flag Act etc.

All plates with flags have their descriptions corresponding with their individual numbers on the facing page, an interesting example is the description for flag no. 40 on page 45, which reads as follows:

"THE RUSTENBURG TRANSVAAL VIERKLEUR" (1857). When on 9.3.1857 the first "Vierkleur" (four colours) was to be raised in Rustenburg, there was no red cloth of any kind to be got there. So the first Vierkleur was made provisionally with brown cloth. 

  • 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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