Half bound in black calf and marbled paper, with matching marbled endpapers. All the paper-board edges of the covers are lightly rubbed, and the leather corners and spine bands are lightly worn. The book remains tightly bound. All page edges are marbled.
What is almost certainly Prime Minister Hertzog's signature and year are on the flyleaf.
The book itself - viii + 704 pp of text, contents pages (at the back) and index - is otherwise unmarked and undiscoloured - indeed a remarkable example of the production skills of its printer and binder more than a century ago. It is, indeed, a near-fine copy, while having the additional attraction of an illustrious previous owner.
- Binding Condition: Very Good
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: 260 x 170 x 60; weight 1.2 kg