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SA Auction #93 begins on 19 Aug 2021

US Auction #8 begins on 01 Sep 2021

R. Gerard

Flags Over South Africa - (de luxe edition limited to 300 signed & numbered copies)

Published: Pretoria Technical College, Pretoria, 1952

Edition: First Edition

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Publisher's three-quarter pigskin binding with titles in gilt. 55pp. Illustrated.

Internally clean and well bound. Leather edges have light age-associated shelf rubbing. A very good copy.

Signed by the author on the limitation page. This is copy number 251 of an 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 opposite page, for example the description for flag no. 40 on page 45 reads, "The Rustenburg Vierkleur" (1857). When on 9/3/1857 the first "Vierkleur" 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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