0244 - C8-8 ZA
Vlug, Brand, Dood
Maureen de Jager (book artist)
Heléne van Aswegen (bookbinding by)
Artist’s publication, Grahamstown, RSA
Edition: One of 5 copies
Notes: The passages of Afrikaans text that appear in these books were transcribed verbatim from a handwritten memoir by Maria Anna de Jager, the artist’s great-grandmother. The English translations are by her father, Johan de Jager. Maria was captured by British soldiers in August 1901, during the South African War. Maria's Story comprises three hand-bound books contained within a solander box, in a limited edition of 5 sets, with 1 artist's proof. The metal strips on each cover are mild steel treated with gun blue, and fixed with clear lacquer. The content was printed with EPSON UltraChrome inks on 90 gsm Tracing paper, 215 gst Innova IFA04 and IFA22 paper.