" . . . Notule van de Volksraad van die Oranje-Vrystaat (volledig met alle bylae daarby). 1854-1863"
This collection was in the library of the Free State student of history Andre Oosthuizen, whose marker labels remain where they were. An outline description of the volumes follows:
Deel I 1854-55. J H Breytenbach and W B van der Vyver (eds). xli + 404 pp
Deel II 1856-57. J H Breytenbach and W B van der Vyver (eds). xxi + 579 pp
Deel III 1858. D C Joubert (ed). xx + 576 pp
Deel IV 1859. P F van der Schyff (ed). xxii + 401 pp
Deel V 1860-61. S P R Oosthuizen (ed). xxi + 437 pp
Deel VI 1862. S P R Oosthuizen (ed). xxxv + 448 pp. This is the only volume of the seven not to have been typeset but to have been reproduced from justified typewriter camera-ready copy.
Deel VII 1863. S P R Oosthuizen (ed). xviii + 346 pp
The volumes are bound in various shades of brown cloth-boards, gilt-lettered to the spine. The plain endpapers + 3369 pp of documents, commentary and notes + several fold-out appendixes are unmarked and undiscoloured. The binding condition varies from very good, with light corner bumping, for the first four volumes to fine for the remaining three volumes.
Because the Orange Free State Republic's constitution and parliament (Volksraad) were acknowledged to have been ahead of their time, this set, which covers the first ten years of the work of the Volksraad, is a valuable South African political history reference source.
The original material is reproduced in High Dutch, while the commentary and notes are in Afrikaans.
- Binding Condition: Very Good to Fine
- Overall Condition: Very Good to Fine
- Size: 275 x 185 (vols I-IV); 265 x 215 (vols V-VII); shelf space 30 cm; weight 7.5 kg