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Schroeder, W.H.

The Schroeder Art Memento

A Volume of Pictorial Satire. Depicting our Politics and Men for the last Thirty Years in Black and White. By SOUTH AFRICA'S ONLY ARTIST.

Published: "The Press" Printing & Publishing Works, Pretoria, 1894

Edition: First Edition

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This interesting volume owes its existence to the exertions of a number of admirers of the deceased artist's work, the committee formed to carry out the publication consisting mostly of the prominent public men in South Africa at the close of the nineteenth century. Schroeder was probably the best caricaturist that the sub-continent had possessed up to this period, and his work is characterised by the fidelity of most of his portraits, and the humour exhibited in his cartoons. A fine study of Kruger is one of the gems of the collection. which includes portraits of most of the celebrities of South Africa circa 1869-1892. 

Among the interesting items of the publication are the facsimiles of letters from President Kruger, Sir Henry (afterwards Lord) Loch, President Reitz, C.J. Rhodes, Dr Leyds and many others referring to the issue of the momento. A memoir of Mr, Schroeder was contributed by Mr.Charles Cowen, and there are two portraits of the author.

SOURCE: Mendelssohn. Volume 2. Pages 287-8.

Original blue decorative, and gilt front board with viii plus twelve letters, plus 56 memoirs plus 190 cartoons unpaginated. Title. Half title. In Memoriam. List of Patrons. Portrait. Preface. Portrait. Ten Letters. Roy. 8vo.

Some evidence of water stain to preliminaries and odd page. Rear hinge delicate.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good reference copy
  • Size: 25. 5 x 19.5cms
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
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