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Skotnes, Cecil (Artwork) + Gray, Stephen (Poetry)

The Assassination of Shaka (Deluxe Limited Edition)

Published: McGraw-Hill, Johannesburg, 1974

Edition: Limited Deluxe

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The first image provided is of the original woodcut signed in pencil by Cecil Skotnes, inserted before the title page with its own tissue guard.

Copy number 230 of 250 copies signed by both Cecil Skotnes and Stephen Gray.

Contained in the original cloth covered slip case to match the binding.

The full wording of the title is: "The Assassination of Shaka by Mhlangane Dingane and Mbopa on 22 September 1828 at Dukuza by which act the Zulu Nation first lost its Empire."

Original textured cloth binding with dark brownish black titling on the spine and a decorative device on the upper board. Coloured end papers. Unpaginated, poetry by Stephen Gray opposite each of the full page 43 woodcuts, giving a total of 44 illustrations including the original signed woodcut.

CONDITION DETAILS: The overall condition is lightly used. Pencil price on the front free end paper. The slip case has a bit of soiling and minor edge wear. An image of the lower board is provided to show light marks that are probably irregularities in the weave of the cloth rather than soil marks.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: A clean copy
  • Size: 348mm x 245mm
  • Sold By: Gandolph's Books
  • Contact Person: Arnaud Labuschagne
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: +27 11-624-1752
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Cash, Cheque deposits in Rands, bank transfers.
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

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