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SA Auction #106 begins on 13 Apr 2023

US Auction #15 begins on 10 May 2023

Irma Stern


Published: J.L. Van Schaik, Pretoria, 1948

Edition: 1st. Limited De-Luxe

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No 21 of 150 specially bound copies signed by Stern of a total edition of 500 copies. Bound in the original 1/4 multicoloured rafia and beige cloth binding. Small 4to. With numerous tipped-in and in-texte monochrome illustrations. A fine bright copy of this scarce book. 

Loosely laid in to this book are:

a. A blank Christmas card with an Irma Stern nativity drawing printed on the obverse and with the printed inscription " Happy Xmas to you / Irma Stern". 17.5 x 12.5cms. 

b. A 2pp. folded catalogue of an early Stern exhibtion at the Bothner Gallery in 1944. An unillustrated list of the 54 Stern works on offer, priced in Guineas at prices unbelievable to the modern eye - ie. Zanzibar Oils at 85 Guineas!!

c. A set of 3 blank postcards with coloured reproductions of original unique Irma Stern ex-libris drawings on the front of each card. These were published by The Society of Bibliphiles in Cape Town in the year 2000.

  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: Small 4to.
  • Sold By: Ronald Levine - Modern First Editions
  • Contact Person: Ronald Levine
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Telephone: 011643 8437
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT for S.African customers and Internation Bank Tranfer for customers abroad. I am unable to accept payment by credit card.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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