Oberholster, J. J., with M. C. E. van Schoor and A. J. H. Maree (compilers) – Gedenkalbum van die Oranje-Vrystaat / Souvenir Album of the Orange Free State


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(Bloemfontein: Associated Periodicals Limited, 1954)

4to; original green cloth with gilt coat of arms on upper cover; illustrated endpaper map; pp. xxiv + 154 + [xxv – xliv]; profusely illustrated with manuscript facsimiles and many photographic reproductions of historic personages events and places including a little colour; advertisements. Good to very good condition. The compilers … have to the best of their ability selected illustrations to provide a picture of the history of the Free State in all its aspects up to 1910. The album cannot of course pretend to be a self-contained history but is merely complementary though it is hoped that it will be a valuable aid in the teaching of the history of our country. It does not go beyond 1910 because in that year the Free State ceased to exist as a separate and independent entity and its history since has been so closely interwoven with that of the Union of South Africa that it can hardly be separated from it.””