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Photographs by Aubrey Elliott, Terence McNally, Alice Mertens, Godfrey Argent

THE REPUBLIC OF TRANSKEI - De Luxe Edition with Leather Binding and Slipcase (1976)

Published: Chris van Rensburg Publications, Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg, 1976

Edition: First Edition

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Publisher's pictorial leather binding with titles in white & gilt on front panel and spine. Leather slipcase with same panel design as the book.

250pp. with numerous colour plates at rear and in text.

Some interesting names of well-known photographers pop up in the list of contributors.

Terence McNally was a photographer famous for his aerial photographs of the City of Cape Town in the 1950's & 60's. He contributed to the "City of Cape Town Official Guide, 1951".

Aubrey Elliot photographed the indigenous people of SA and authored books on the Nedebele and Zulu tribes. 

Alice Mertens (photographer & author), her books include Stellenbosch, Kavango, Children of the Kalahari, Etosha etc.

Godfrey Argent was a British photographer notable for his black and white portraits of royalty, politicians, aristocrats and celebrities.

Some of the chapters include:

Descriptions of the Country; An Historical Survey of the People; Their Way of Life and Culture; The Capital Umtata;  Their System of Justice; Economy and Demography; Political Evolution; Nature Conservation and Tourism.

"Transkei, meaning the area beyond the river Kei, officially the Republic of Transkei, was an unrecognised state in the southeastern region of South Africa from 1976 to 1994. It was a Bantustan—an area set aside for black South Africans of Xhosa descent—and operated as a nominally independent parliamentary democracy. Its capital was Umtata (renamed Mthatha in 2004)." - Wikipedia

  • Binding Condition: Near Fine
  • Overall Condition: Near Fine
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
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