Blame it on van Riebeeck
by Marquard, Leo, and Joel Mervis
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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About This Item
(Cape Town: Frederick L. Cannon, 1952). 180 x 122 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. (x) + 54; cartoon illustrations by Peter Ogilvie. Wrappers tanned; sporadic foxing. Good condition. "History, especially South African history, may be either OBJECTIVE or SUBJECTIVE. If it is OBJECTIVE, it must have an object, such as taking part in quizzes or passing an examination. If it is SUBJECTIVE, it must have a subject, just like a verb. Because we don't like quizzes or examinations, and have always disliked verbs, we have tried to make our history neither OBJECTIVE nor SUBJECTIVE, but REJECTIVE. That is, we reject what we don't want. Our history is different in another way. There is a saying that historians always repeat one another. We have avoided that error and we repeat no other historian. We hope no one will repeat us." .
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About Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA
Christison Rare Books operates as a mail order business, based in Port Elizabeth. We are members of IOBA and SABDA. Whereas we stock thousands of books on a wide variety of subjects, our focus has always been on SE Africa - its peoples, wildlife and history. The store is managed by Lindsay Christison. Although we do not run an open book shop, prospective customers who would like to examine items described in our on-line list of stock are welcome to make an appointment.
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- The paper covering on the outside of a paperback. Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...