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Fragments of Africa

Artwork date(s): 1951

Walter Battiss

Inscription: Signed by the artist.
Edition: #12/75

Type: South African Artists Book

Place publication: Pretoria, RSA
Publisher: The Red Fawn Press

Reference noteColophon: 'This autographed edition is limited to 75 Special copies of which this is number 12.' (Signed) Walter Battiss.

Collation: Three folio signatures: 1, title page; 2&3, blank; 4 dedication and colophon; 5, preface, signed 'Herman J. Hahndick'; 6, blank; 7, introduction signed with the initials 'W.B.'; 8, photograph of Walter Battiss signed 'Hahndick'; 9, printed drawing; 10, blank; 11, an autobiography to 1951; 12 back page with flap and 'Printed at the Craft Press, Pretoria, for the Red Fawn Press, Pretoria, 1951'.

25 folded folio sheets, 24 with image showing through cut-out cover and one without cut-out. All images are titled by Battiss in pencil on the front page. The whole laid within a paper-wrapped card cover. This copy has been protectively stitched with linen along the spine, probably due to damage.

A partially complete list of books by Walter Battiss appears on page 220 of Battiss edited by Karin Skawran & Michael Macnamara, Ad Donker, 1985.

Stephan Welz & Co catalogue 24/4/2012, Lot 463. R10,000-R12,000.

Ref: GB/10087

Total images: 3

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