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SA Auction #94 begins on 30 Sep 2021

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Van der Post, C W H

Piet Uijs, of Lijden en Strijd der Voortrekkers in Natal (1917)

Published: J H de Bussy; H A UM, Pretoria and Amsterdam; Cape Town, 1917

Edition: Second revised edition (with simplified spelling)

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This was a posthumous book by Christiaan van der Post. Perhaps best known today as the father of Laurens van der Post, he achieved great things in his own life. Born in the Netherlands, he came to South Africa with his parents at the age of three. The book opens with a portrait frontispiece of the author and a three-page appreciation of his life, which ended in 1915 at the early age of 59. He was variously a teacher at Grey College, Bloemfontein, senior partner in one of the largest law practices in the Free State, a member, and later president of the Free State parliament, consul for the Netherlands and consular agent for France, a Commandant in the Free State and the Transvaal in the Anglo-Boer War and MP for Philippolis in the parliament of the Orange River Colony.

\"Ignas Prinsloo\" and \"Piet Uys, or the Suffering and Struggle of the Voortrekkers in Natal\" were his two major literary works.

Though legible and functional, the green-grey cloth-boards are rubbed, scuffed and stained. The binding has loosened but is intact. The printed front free endpaper is missing. The half-title has a horizontal tear and an ownership name and date. The frontispiece is detached but present. However, the xii + 206 pp of text and notes are unmarked and undiscoloured, making this quite an attractive copy of a rare title.

  • Binding Condition: Fair
  • Overall Condition: Good +
  • Size: 195 x 135
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
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