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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Summers, Roger (Edited)

Prehistoric Rock Art of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland-Subscriber's Edition 217/500

Published: National Publications Trust - Rhodesia & Nyasaland, Printed in Glasgow, 1959

Edition: First Subscriber's Edition

Reserve: $40

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Estimate: $60-75

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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Original quarter red morocco leather with matching red boards, with gilt lettering to spine. Subscriber's edition numbered 217 of 500 copies. Top edge gilded.

Although the prehistoric rock art of South Africa, France and other countries has been widely publicized, the corresponding art of the Rhodesias and Nyasaland is comparitively unknown, even locally. Nevertheless over one thousand sites have been located in the Federation and it will be the aim of the National Publications Trust's second publication to reproduce in colour, copies of paintings taken from some of these illustrating the many styles from almost completely naturalistic drawings of animals to the highly developed, almost calligraphic, forms found in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia). Rock engravings, of which but a few are known in our area, are also illustrated. As the majority of examples have never been published before, they are likely to be of interest to artists, art historians and archaeologists as well as the general public.

The principal contributor is Mrs. Elizabeth Goodall, whose rock painting studies, pursued over the past twenty-five years, have attracted widespread interest.

Half-Title, Colour Frontispiece, Title, Foreword, The Contributors, Contents, National Publications Trust, List of Subscriber's. Map xix plus 267 pages text, with plates and figures.

Contents very clean, slight cocking to spine. Very good reference/working copy.

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 32 x 24cm


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