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The Rooinek

Item date(s): May 1981

Herman Charles Bosman  - (author)
Cecil Skotnes  - (illustrated by)
Peter Carstens  - (bookbinding by)
Egon Guenther  - (printed by)


Pages: unpaged
Size: 330mm
Edition: #37/75


Place publication: Johannesburg, RSA
Publisher: Egon Guenther
Cat. 207
Exhibition 1996

Additional notes:
Colophon: " "The Rooinek" by Herman Charles Bosman first appeared in "The Touleier", Johannesburg, in January - February 1931, and is included in the collection "Mafeking Road".

This private edition, with 1 original woodcut in colour and 14 original wood engravings by Cecil Skotnes, each signed and numbered by the artist, is limited to: 75 copies numbered 1 to 75; 10 artist's proofs numbered AP I to AP X and 8 hours commerce numbered HC I to HC VIII. All graphics are printed from the original blocks on Zerkal Buetten paper by Egon Guenther. The text is hand set in 24 point Bembo by Nicholas Pasotti and printed by Egon Guenther. Each copy is hand bound in quarter Oasis goatskin by Peter Castens."

In decorated slipcase.

See also: a single unbound double-page printed on both sides which might have been a trial proof or an overprinting.

On the front there is a page of text on the left and a print on the right. On the back there it is blank on the left and a page of text on the right.

Exhibition notes:
;Item 207 in the exhibition "Artists Books in the Ginsberg Collection" at the Johannesburg Art Gallery 25/8/96-27/10/96.

Ref: GB/11866











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