David Lewis


Published: Paul Koston, Cape Town, 1946

Edition: 1st.

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This is a poor copy of this treatise on contemporary South African Art published in 1946. HOWEVER  - what makes it (possibly) unique is that it is signed by the two doyens of South African Women's Art - Irma Stern and Maggie Laubser. These two artists (who feature in the text and each have paintings reproduced in the book) have signed the title page using the same purple pencil. In my experience it is highly unusual to have these two artists signatures appearing together. 

The book is an ex library copy which has been recased in the original green cloth binding, omitting the free endpapers which must have borne the library stamps and paraphernalia. The only ex library remnant is the number inked on the spine. There are some tape residue marks on the covers. The internal contents of the book are clean.The dustwrapper is present but in poor condition. It has some large chips and extensive browned internal tape repairs. 

This book is offered for sale for the Stern/Laubser autographs and association. 

  • Jacket Condition: Poor
  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Fair
  • Size: Small 4to.
  • Sold By: Ronald Levine - Modern First Editions
  • Contact Person: Ronald Levine
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 011643 8437
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT for South African customers and International Bank Tranfer for customers abroad. I am unable to accept payment by credit card.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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