The State. South Africa - 12 issues 1909

By: Kerr, P (Ed)

Price: $475.00

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Book Condition: Good


Twelve issues. A VERY RARE full set of the issues of the first year of publication for "The State" - a journal published by the Closer Union Societies, which promoted the National Convention that was negotiating the future of a united South Africa. As it stated in the first issue: " 'The State' will be conducted on absolutely non-racial and non-party lines ... Every issue ... will contain a review of the events of the preceding month in so far as they affect South Africa, a number of essays on matters directing affecting Union ... papers on the history, scenery, and art of South Africa illustrated fromm drawing or photographs and a regular article on the commerce and finance of the month ...". Each issue also has an illustration/ woodcut of a senior political figure by Joseph Solomon. These are suitable for framing if desired. In the first year - this set - attracted a stellar collection of contributors including: Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, Patrick Duncan, Sir Bisset Berry, J J Hillier, Herbert Warrington Smyth, Howard Pimm, Lord Curzon, Herbert Baker, Frances Lyttleton, Kepi, Neil Macvicar, W C Scully, Dr J H Meiring Beck, Henry Ryle Shaw, A R Dugmore, Prof John Purves, A Eames-Perkins, C J Langenhoven, Harry Bolus, the suffragette Julia Solly, Philip Townshend (as Tangley Lane) - and many more. No. 1 - January: the covers have wear, marks, creasing, stains all about. The spine is worn. The covers and contents are sure. The contents have evidence of use throughout. The pages have tanning, foxing, some few handling marks and creases. They are steady, sound. No 2 - February: the covers have wear, marks all about. The pages have evidence of contented use. The pages are tanned but are also clean, clear, healthy. No. 3 - March: the covers have storage marks, wear all over. The spine has wear. They covers are comfortable and secure. The contents have evidence of the passing years and of happy use throughout. There is some wear. They are tanned and a little foxed here and there. They are also certain, generous, clean and clear. No. 4 - April: the front cover is missing. The back is foxed, marked, stained, worn. It is firm and sure. The contents have evidence of age and use throughout. They are a little tanned. They are also convivial, clean, clear, convivial, assured. No. 5 - May: The covers have storage marks, scuffing, wear all about. They are secure and comfortable. The contents have some storage marks, tanning, rashes of foxing here and there. However, they are also clean, clear, companionable. No. 6 - June: This copy has been subjected to damp storage conditions. The covers are much worn, much marked, stained all about. They are resolutely secure. The contents have wrinkles from the damp, storage, age and handling. The contents are tanned, marked. They are also secure, sure, competent. Vol. 2 No 7 - July 1909: An elderly, pleasing copy. The covers have some light wear. They are placid. The spine has tanning, wear. The covers and spine are secure and contented. The contents are tidy, neat, a little tanned, clean, clear. No. 8 - August: The covers are relaxed, a little worn, scuffed, tanned about the spine. They are sure, assured. The contents have handling marks, storage marks, aging marks. They have a little tanning. They are also secure, passive, competent. No. 9 - September: The covers have scuffing, storage stains and marks, some wear. The first and last pages have been stained by the covers. The covers assured. The contents have some wear (the folded map has an open tear), some smears of foxing. The pages are benign, tanned, clear. No. 10 - October: The covers are worn, marked, stained, creased. They are secure and sure. The contents have tanning, wear about the edges, some smears and freckles of foxing, comfortable, certain. Number 11 - November: the covers are contented, a little worn, spotted with marks. They are relaxed, sure. The contents have evidence of contented use throughout. There are some user creases, age and user related marks, freckles of foxing. They are still clean and clear. No. 12 - December 1909: The front cover has the residue of a label. The covers have wear, foxing, marks. They are certain. The contents have storage and handling marks throughout, with some wear, some creases. They are tight, benign, convivial, confident. A generally contented set. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.

Title: The State. South Africa - 12 issues 1909

Author Name: Kerr, P (Ed)

Categories: Africana - Magazines / Journals / Newspapers / Annuals etc,

Publisher: Closer Union Societies: 1909

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Softcover

Seller ID: 92rn