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The Amazing Bushman
Published privately by the Red Fawn Press, Printed by Wallachs' Limited 1939 - Walter Battiss (1906 – 1982) was a South African artist known for woodcuts and oil paintings. Battiss was born in Somerset East, situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa. His interest in archaeology and rock art began after his family moved to Koffiefontein in 1917, and it remained one of the main influences throughout his life. In 1939 Battiss published his first book, 'The Amazing Bushman', which portrays and discusses rock art treasury at Zastron in the Free State. Here is a remarkably beautiful production of this book, No. 177 of 200 copies, inscribed by the author thus: "Presented to be disposed of for funds for the Discover's Memorial Hospital". Dated and signed by the author: Pretoria 28 June 1941. There are 35 pages of illustrated text bound in beautiful illustrated heavy paper wraps with an accompanying "Special Portfolio of Reproductions" which comprises 33 loose plates, each pasted on light brown paper numbered and with explanatory typed text. All housed in what looks to be an original protective envelope which is tattered, but has served its purpose, protecting the book and illustrations within. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector, IOBA]
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