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Catalogue 42 Private Press Books #9996/1

Bosman (Herman Charles) & Skotnes (Cecil)


With one wood cut in colour and fourteen wood engravings by Cecil Skotnes

Published: Johannesburg, 1981

Stock Number: #9996/1

Price: R10,000


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Half title page, colour woodcut as frontispiece, title page, 4to (330 x 245 mm), 14 wood engravings each signed and numbered in pencil and with onion paper guards, uncut page edges (lightly foxed), quarter green morocco with patterned marbled paper sides, contained in a matching paper covered slip case with leather lips.

The Rooinek by Herman Charles Bosman first appeared in The Toulier, Johannesburg, in January-February 1931, and is included in the collection Mafeking Road.This private edition, with 1 original woodcut in colourand 14 original woodcut engravings by Cecil Skotnes,each signed and numbered by the artist, is limited to:75 copies numbered 1 to 7510 artist?s proofs numbered AP I to AP X and 8 hors commerce numbered HC I to HC VIIIThis copy is number 12. All graphics are printed from original blocks on Zerkall Buetten paper by Egon Guenther. The text hand set in 24 point Bemboby Nicholas Pasotti and printed by Egon Guenther. Each copy is hand bound in quarter Oasis goatskin by Peter Carstens.To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first publication of Herman Charles Bosman's poignant story Cecil printed fourteen wood engravings and one woodcut in colour at Egon Guenther's, for an edition limited to 75 copies. (