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N. P. van Wyk Louw

Raka (Limited Edition, Signed by Author)

Published: Nasionale Boekhandel, Cape Town, 1966

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Cape Town: Nasionale Boekhandel, 1966


8vo (25,1 x 17,7 x 0,9cm) 61pp. Original hardcover binding in slipcase.


Limited edition of 450 copies, of which this is no. 319. Signed by the author. Edition celebrating the 60th birthday of the author. With lovely illustrations by Katrine Harries.


N.P. van Wyk Louw (1906-1970) was an Afrikaans-language poet, playwright and scholar. He was the older brother of Afrikaans-language poet W.E.G. Louw. One of the Dertigers, or "Writers of the Thirties," N.P. van Wyk Louw produced among his most famous works his debut 1935 volume of poems, Alleenspraak ("Monologue"), the 1937 poetry collection Die halwe kring ("The Semicircle"), the verse epic Raka, and the 1956 tragedy Germanicus. (

Condition: Very good. Minor stains, and slight, superficial insect damage to one side of the slipcase. Very minor bump to the top of front board. All else fine. A clean and well bound copy.

  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8vo
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